The DeLorean DMC-12 successor is set to become Pebble Beach this year. The tea player announces the first Evolved show on August 18, 2022.
It is not technically developed, it is very lame for a sports car and a catastrophe in terms of quality, it was still fashionable – and that is why the DeLorean DMC-12 has not been completely forgotten to this day. The car gained popularity in the 1980s as a time machine in the trio of science fiction “Back to the Future” – which young people no longer know.
Again and again there were rumors about the new DeLorean. After all, DeLorean Automotive Company continued to exist as a start – the company survived from the sale of spare parts and replicated DMC-12. In 2009 there were rumors that DeLorean Motor Company would buy the Kappa platform from GM. Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, Opel GT and Daewoo G2X, among others, are based on this platform. With the removal of the Kappa platform at GM, it appears there was an attempt by DeLorean Motor Company to develop the Pontiac Solstice, which differs significantly in appearance from other Kappa derivatives, the new DeLorean structure. That didn’t work. In late 2020, former Spanish Rimac architect Angel Guerra proposed a new DeLorean of the future. And now DeLorean itself comes with a very special design. The car name also seems to be being modified: DeLorean calls his new model Evolved on social media.
Wing athletes and electric car
So far, DeLorean has shown only a small part of his Evolved: the silhouette is similar to Angel Guerra’s ugly design – the structure, however, comes from Italdesign Giugiaro. The large folding doors are very attractive, and not the only way to close the gap with the original DeLorean design from 1981: the rear window, which is covered with sunshine, can now be seen in comics. The original DMC-12 also had a sunscreen that included five large slats behind it. The advantage for DeLorean could be that such solar panels are back in style, at least among muscle car drivers in the United States.
The rear view is controlled by an LED lighting bar that runs from right to left and a powerful data transmitter. DeLorean also appears to have an expandable back cover. Unlike its predecessor, which had a 2.8-liter 132-hp gasoline engine on the rear, the new DeLorean is intended to be a real sports car and just an electric car.
DeLorean wants to provide a complete array
Behind the project is DeLorean’s new boss Joost De Vries, who was already head of sales at Karma Automotive. De Vries insists that the coupé currently in play will not be enough to keep DeLorean alive – he would like to expand the company to a full range manufacturer that also offers affordable cars for the audio market.
Submission in August in California
A new electric car was to be presented at the 40th anniversary in 2021 – the manufacturer missed this date. Now it should be in the summer of 2022: The new DeLorean will be launched on August 18 as part of this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
… it’s too late.
… a continuation of an unsuccessful brand.
This time it seems to be working: There seems to be a real successor to the DeLorean DMC-12 from 1981. While the old model was just convincing with its Giugiaro design, the new should be just an electric sports car. By the first show at the end of August as part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, DeLorean will be offering more and more attractions of the new design.