Electric DeLorean scheduled for 2013

October 18, 2011 12:00 AM

Fans of the 1985 classic "Back to the Future" already got a touch of nostalgia earlier this year when the Nike Mag self-lacing sneakers were introduced to the world, but even magnetic kicks pale in comparison to the most enduring prop from the film: the DeLorean.

Used as a time travel machine by Marty McFly and Doc Brown, the film famously introduced the DeLorean DMC-12 and its gullwing doors to a national audience. Unfortunately, it was too late - the company was actually out of business before the film was made.

Yet DeLorean was restarted and is now ready to release a vehicle that would be considered truly futuristic back in 1985. Reuters reports that the company is bringing back the DMC-12 with an entirely electric motor, announcing this week that they plan to release the EV DeLorean in 2013 for somewhere between $90,000 and $100,000 dollars.

The car will retain the classic look of the "Back to the Future" vehicle, but also sport a few features that would make McFly do a double take. A GPS navigation system and built-in iPod dock will help you feel like you truly are in the future.

A car like this needs extra special attention. You won't have to deal with a flux capacitor, but you will want to pay close attention to things brakes and tire replacements to ensure it stays on the road (even if Doc Brown says you don't need them). 

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