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DeLorean Alpha5 Gullwing EV Is a Not-So-Retro Revival

A Texas-based company is aiming to revive the Back to the Future icon as a modern electric luxury car. Will it develop into a true Tesla rival?

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Meet the DeLorean Alpha5, a slipstream all-electric dream car.

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It's the product of the DeLorean Motor Company, out of Humble, Texas -- right near Houston.

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The company owns the rights to the name and logo of the legendary failed company whose DMC-12 sports car powered the iconic Back to the Future movie franchise.

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Just like the original DMC-12 sports car, this vehicle has gullwing doors.

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Unlike the original, however, this is actually a four-seat car, and it's 100% battery powered.

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It's not immediately clear who is financing this car, or where it will be built, but the model's public debut will come in August at the ultra-posh Monterey Car Week.

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DMC is promising a 0-60 time in 2.99 seconds, or 88 mph in 4.35 seconds. (See what they did there?)

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The car is targeting a range of 300-plus miles out of a battery pack that is at least 100-kWh in capacity.

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The interior is fully modern, too.

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The gullwing doors look to afford easy access to both first and second rows.

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With curves like this, it seems highly unlikely that the new DeLorean will wear a stainless-steel skin like the old one did.

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The styling is the product of Italdesign, the legendary Italian design house that also penned the original DMC-12.

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