DeLorean is a company with a rich history and a passionate following, so imagine the sheer joy fans will feel knowing there may actually be a new Volkswagen Group subsidiary, teased a future vehicle. The company noted the DMC-12’s 40th anniversary and said there’s no better way to celebrate the milestone than with a “sneak peek of the (near) future.”on the way. It looks like that is the case after Italdesign, a
We can clearly see an illuminated DMC badge, and the gullwing doors are unmistakably DeLorean. It’s quite a surprise forto drop in our laps, and I’m already eager to learn more about this project. Italdesign isn’t a carmaker, but it is part of Lamborghini — will it actually build new cars? Will anyone be able to buy one? We don’t know and Italdesign didn’t immediately return our request for comment. Hopefully, it’s not just a one-off concept, though I suppose that would still be a wonderful tribute to the famed DMC-12.
For those scratching their heads on what’s the big deal, the DeLorean DMC-12 was a real production car built between 1981-1983. The company infamously collapsed after founder John DeLorean was accused of drug trafficking, though he was proven not guilty. Despite the end of DeLorean Motor Company, the car found a cult following, especially after its starring role in Back to the Future. Even though the DeLorean was seen as a hyper sports car with time-bending abilities, it wasn’t all that powerful, believe it or not.
Nevertheless, the edgy-wedgy car lives in the hearts of fans to this day. Hopefully, Italdesign nails a possible second-generation car. And if the car won’t be for sale, take solace in knowing DeLorean is actually back in business with plans to buildfaithful to the original cars, potentially this fall.