The DeLorean Motor Company is planning to start official production of new replica DMC-12. This means the brand will restart activity by 2017 after a long break.
DeLorean aims to begin production as early as the first quarter of 2017. Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company began selling refurbished DeLoreans in 2008. With the automaker's small team it will take a month to build each car during the first year of production, which will speed up to one car per week by the second year of production, at the earliest.
Generally aiming to stay true to the 1982 DeLorean DMC-12, there will be some significant changes to the car most remember fondly from Back to the Future. The biggest change is what can be found under the hood: DMC aims to roughly triple the original 130 hp to somewhere between 350 and 400 hp. DeLorean is most interested in a V-6 engine, mostly because of the packaging advantages. Along with the boost in power, the new DeLoreans will have bigger wheels, bigger brakes, and a modernized interior.