It seems like it’s been a big week for Back to the Future fans. Not only are we one step closer to the hoverboard, but the DeLorean is on its way back
with a few upgrades. The rare and coveted car is one that’s been sought since its limited production and untimely death. Car lovers and movie lovers value the DeLorean and its winged doors as an icon.
Motor Company in Humble, Texas is stepping up its game, after a long and rocky history. Their goal is to take the DeLorean even further into the future than its movie counterpart. In Back to the Future’s future, the DeLorean runs on garbage and waste to be energy efficient. The DeLorean’s revamp in reality runs entirely on electricity. It’s a project that’s been a long time coming, inspired by the Tesla. The retro car aims to be an entire revamp--decked out with the latest in electric car technology. While the outside is the spitting image of the original, the inside is a purely modern piece of technology.
While the prototype for the new car is a little on the heavy side, the final version will be 50 percent lighter and four times stronger than the original. Not only does the electric aspect of the car save energy, but so does the fact that it’s much lighter than many on the road. Its durability makes it a reliable car--pushing right past the sheer novelty of the design into something extremely practical. The car is set to be released in 2013 and may run around $90 K. Those who can afford it will have a sleek and energy-efficient ride. According to Jalopnik, even the prototype is an extremely smooth ride. The fictional car of the future from an era past may very well fulfill its role. More news about the DeLorean revamp is sure to arrive within the next two years.