Chances are you gear heads are just as big fans of the Back to the Future movie franchise as we are, but the next announcement might stir mixed feelings none the less.
Some might be glad to know the infamous DeLorean DMC-12 will come from the grave like the Phoenix bird and restart production from 2017. Others might wonder how come a vehicle made with the technology from the 1980s – which turned out to be a crappy car even back then, by the way – will have any kind of success well in the XXI century? Anyways, Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company seems to be glad for some reason to let us know the DMC-12 will be delivered to new owners as limited-production replicas from the first quarter of next year. This is thanks to the recent passing of the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015 – this particular bill allows small car manufacturers in United States produce up to 325 replica units of vehicles that are at least 25 years old.
By the way, the DeLorean Motor Company has actually no connection with the original manufacturer, though they shared plans to remain as faithful as possible. One of the main changes is the switch from the odd 30-hp 2.85-liter V6 to a more powerful contraption that would deliver between 350 and 400 hp. And because a happy owner is a live owner, the replicas will also come with bigger brakes, larger wheels, a revised cabin with modern amenities – all with the price of around $100,000.