By Carlos Delgado
Great Scott! After more than 30 years, The Delorean Motor Company has announced that the iconic car of Back to the Future fame, the DMC-12, could be making a comeback in 2017.
It’s all thanks to a new law passed last year, the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act, which “provides common-sense regulatory relief for small businesses that would otherwise be treated as if they were producing millions of cars.” Now we don’t be very smart here at Jack, but we think that’s a good thing.
But it’s when we read this next part, however, that we really got excited:
In anticipation of this legislation, DeLorean Motor Company has been working for some time to identify a supplier for engines and other parts that must be reproduced to facilitate this production for 2017.
That means that as soon as next year, should DMC be able to clear any additional hurdles, we could be seeing brand new Deloreans cruising down the street! Whoa, this is getting heavy, Doc!
And according to The Verge, these won’t be the wimpy Deloreans of old. DMC is reportedly looking at 300 – 400 horsepower engines, a huge boost from the paltry 130 hp the original produced. They’ll also come equipped with 17″ – 18″ inch wheels.
Of course, the price tag will also be moving up. You can expect a new DMC-12 to run anywhere from 80 to $100,000. No word on whether there will be a “time machine edition.”