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Don't Call it a Comeback - 2017 DeLorean


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It's all over the interwebs this morning: DeLorean to bring back a new(ish) version of the fabled DMC-12 in 2017. As a low volume manufacturer they will be exempt from safety standards that would otherwise prevent this. The new DeLorean will source a modern engine and transaxle. More here:

 

http://www.motortrend.com/news/great-scott-delorean-motor-company-to-build-dmc-12-replicas-by-2017/

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I read about this.   They've had a place around here (in Texas) that has stocked the parts for them for quite some time.    I'm guessing they might have decided to take it to the next level. :)

Pretty cool stuff.   I always thought it was a pretty car, although under powered for a sports car.

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This is going to be fascinating for sure.  Will they try to make it high performance?  Or stable and reliable?  What will the dash look like?  Airbags?  And what about a Flux Capacitor?  Surely modern tech can easily produce 1.21 gigawatts!  GREAT SCOTT!

 

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I think that the wear house is in Houston. They have been selling replacement parts. I thought that they couldn't get vins so they had to buy wrecks to use the old ones. They were planning on selling "kits" in order to get around the ntsb and EPA requirements.

DMC (today) has multiple locations:

 

Huntington Beach, CA

http://www.dmccalifornia.com/

 

Bellevue, WA

http://www.dmcnorthwest.com/

 

Bonita Springs, FL

http://www.dmcflorida.com/

 

Crystal Lake, IL

http://www.dmcmidwest.com/

 

Humble, TX

http://www.delorean.com/

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This is going to be fascinating for sure.  Will they try to make it high performance?  Or stable and reliable?  What will the dash look like?  Airbags?  And what about a Flux Capacitor?  Surely modern tech can easily produce 1.21 gigawatts!  GREAT SCOTT!

 

:bttf_delorean:

"The price is about $100,000, and unfortunately hover conversions and flux capacitors aren't included."

"The only significant DeLorean part that's going to be new is the V6 engine, which is great news for buyers. The original DeLorean engines only have 130 horsepower, while the new V6's will have between 350 to 400 horsepower, according to Espey." - CNN

 

http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/27/luxury/delorean-coming-back-to-the-future/index.html?sr=fbCNN012716delorean-coming-back-to-the-future0723PMVODtopLink&linkId=20724414

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Don't Call it a Comeback - 2017 DeLorean

Exactly.......... I still have not found it yet, but somewhere I have an order form for a new 200? Delorean DMC-12 from DMC Houston (PDF file).

 

But, I did come across this screen shot I took of Yahoo.com's front page on March 1, 2011......... but yet amazing that archive.org does NOT have that page on that date nor Google & Yahoo can find that article.

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Personally would be more interested in an electric converted ones going for the same price but I guess for the people who have the spare cash to spend and want a brand new DeLorean, this is their ticket! I'm actually kind of surprised to hear they have that many locations open? I guess replacement parts go for a mint!

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The first advert for the return of the DeLorean is here:

 

http://www.shortlist.com/home/the-first-advert-for-the-return-of-the-delorean-is-here

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DeLorean Customizations

 

https://viralcosm.com/custom-delorean/

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