Great Scott! The DeLorean is coming back!

Marty McFly could have dreamed of it, DeLorean Motor Company will make it. Even if it’s planned to get on the road in 2017, the iconic car of Back to the Future is coming back on the roads. Between rumors and hoaxes, it is time to review the situation.

Thanks to a new federal law in the United States due in a few weeks, DeLorean Motor Company will make brand new DMC-12s. It will however be a heavily modified car, to comply with pollutionj limitations, but the style should be the same. Some of you might have seen the design below. It has nothing to do with a DeLorean. It actually is a rendering of Maxime de Keiser, made in 2011, about a modernj De Tomaso Mangusta ! You can find the De Tomaso Mangusta Heritage on Les Forges MDK website. This info has even been shared on DMC  website.

The rendering of Maxime de Keiser, called DeTomaso Mangusta Heritage, has beeen lately shared everywhere on the internet with a DMC badge.

The rendering of Maxime de Keiser, called DeTomaso Mangusta Heritage, has been lately shared everywhere on the internet with a DMC badge.

Since that rumor is now debunked, let’s talk about the real thing. The new law is the US allows manufacturers making low-volume cars to avoid security tests, but that law states that “the only cars allowed to be built under this legislation are those that resemble production vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago“. DMC plans on making brand new DMC-12s according to that law. However, to comply with environmental legislation the car will feature a brand new engine (DMC announced 260 hp on their blog, we are far from the 130 hp of the PRV V6). However, the original chassis and bodywork should be kept, even if they have to be modified to receive the new mechanical parts.

The new car should share its look with its famous predecessor.

The new car should share its look with its famous predecessor.

DMC has not shared any pictures of the new car yet, since it’s still under development. However, considering they 3D Scanned every part of the body… We can suppose there will be no major difference with the original car.

While awaiting the real thing, don’t get over 88 mph !

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