Electric DeLorean prototype takes another step towards reality [Video]

Oct 27, 2011
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You Back to the Future lovers out there should be having a heart attack right about now as the brand new electric version of the DeLorean hits the test track, this putting the limited-production new-age car one step closer to production. We wrote about this car, now dubbed DMCEV-12, back on October 17th (this month), as it was first announced. Now wouldn't you know it, it's much further along the line towards being released than we expected, appearing now at the Houston Motorsports Park for some test-driving action by Cameron Wynne of the newest version of the DeLorean Motor Company.

This video was recorded, believe it or not, on an iPod Touch by a fellow who was at the events that took place earlier this month. The fellow behind the wheel is no less than the son of the current owner of the DeLorean brand, Stephen Wynne. It's not exactly the most engaging video in the history of automotive, but it IS interesting to see this car running smoothly across a test track, this indicating on some level its capabilities in the field.

DeLorean is currently stating claims for this vehicle that ring up something to the tune of 4.9 seconds to 60 miles per hour with a top speed of 125 miles per hour if you're in a place where you've got enough road to get up to that. What about 88 miles per hour, you might ask? What if you don't have enough road to get up to 88 miles per hour? DeLorean has not yet commented on the possibility of anti-gravity thrusters quite yet.

[via AutoBlog Green]


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