The electric DeLorean DMC-12 is coming 2013, so says Humble, Texas' reborn DeLorean Motor Company. That was the shocking announcement made by DeLorean in mid-October at the DMC Texas Open House.

But what else occurred on that mid-October day? Well, apparently a handful of DeLorean enthusiasts got to test drive DMC's electric prototype. Now, we can't say for certain whether this clip shows DMC's own electric version of the DMC-12 or the work of some shadetree mechanic, but we can say with confidence that DMC's Cameron Wynne (son of Stephen Wynne, owner of DeLorean) is the one who is driving the electric vehicle around the track.

Dubbed the DMCEV-12, DeLorean claims this electric time machine hits 60 miles per hour in a quick 4.9 seconds and warps to a top speed of 125 mph, though we'll have to wait to hear more about total range. Reports suggest the limited production DMCEV-12 will retail for approximately $100,000.

Hit the jump to check out some shaky in-car video of the electric DeLorean lapping the 3/8-mile track at Houston Motorsports Park.


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      dreadcthulhu01
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who cares about the 0-60 time? How fast can it reach 88 mph?
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess we can assume a 0-88mph time of maybe around 10 seconds. By the time it hits 89mph, it will be 1955 all over again.
      tegdesign
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is going to be expensive so they are going to have to do something much better with the interior! Hey guys get in touch if you need an industrial designer...
      Lander
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Have you driven this track before? wow"...... made me laugh once I realized it was an oval track being thrashed about at a terrifying 17mph:)
      jvshenderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know they can get away with selling a car designed in the '80s because its a DeLorean. But they could at least update the interior! Aside from the lcd screen and electric transmission, that interior is almost completely original, which unlike the exterior, is a serious turnoff.
        James Barrios
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jvshenderson
        I agree! Say it is $20K for a decent donor car, I doubt it cost $80K for the electric drivetrain and a touch screen. Hopefully that was just a test mule and the final car will have some attention to the interior. I would also pay a few bucks more for a Flux Capacitor!
        jbm0866
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jvshenderson
        I agree, but some nostalgia buffs will demand that it looks just like the original inside and out.
      svntsvn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Air bags? Air bags? Bueller.... Bueller????????
        • 3 Years Ago
        @svntsvn
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      haji
      • 3 Years Ago
      so when will it run on garbage?
      Reli Dtm
      • 3 Years Ago
      sounds pretty clunky even though its suppose to be a retro meets modern car
      Gubbins
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car went extinct for a reason--leave it there. What..these guys will re-engineer the structure, safety equipment, durability etc for the 21st century? They'll provide parts/service/countermeasures for field issues etc? For 100 Large I can think of a lot better ways to spend money-
        Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gubbins
        This car is like the Lexus LFA, customers who purchase these specialty vehicles already have in their garage the other ways of better spending money. Anyway, it'd be a nice collectors item!!
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        How do you know it was only going 40mph? They never showed the speedo, vwfailsagain.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jason Kahles
      • 3 Years Ago
      This company failed once before. Kind of Sad because it is a cool looking car. But now they are saying that it's going to retail for $100,000. So how many people do they really think will buy this thing. If you ask me, They should make the price $30,000, and watch these things fly off the showroom floor.
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