The DeLorean Is Going Back Into Production for the First Time in 30 Years
It was the car that became an icon thanks to the Back to the Future film franchise. And now, for the first time in thirty-five years, the DeLorean is going back into production.
“It’s fantastic,” said DeLorean Motors CEO Stephen Wynne. “It’s a game-changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen.”
DeLorean Motors will reportedly build several replica 1982 DeLoreans under a special, low-volume manufacturing bill that was recently approved by the federal government. It’s expected that roughly 300 cars will be produced, although Wynne hopes they’ll be able to go from manufacturing one car per month to one per week. Of course, you can already buy a refurbished DeLorean for around $50,000, but Wynne is hoping the new ones will be similarly affordable, aiming for price point below $100,000. Wynne also hopes to have the new DeLoreans debut early next year. Hopefully, they’ll hew close to the original design. It’s an iconic look, and it really wouldn’t benefit DeLorean Motors at all to put the car back into production simply to update it to the point where it’s no longer as distinctive or recognizable.
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