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Faster than 88: DeLorean teases Alpha5 EV

Humble, Texas — DeLorean has just unveiled a new addition to its lineup of vehicles: the Alpha5 electric car.

Some may recognize its on-screen ancestor from the 80s film, Back to the Future, where the DeLorean was transformed into a time machine. While it shares a similar profile and retains the iconic gull-wing design, the Alpha5 is a far cry from its 40-year-old ancestor.

Smoother and sleeker, the Alpha5 boasts a smoother, aerodynamic design in line with its 21st-century century peers. While this is just a preview of the Alpha 5, DeLorean estimates that the vehicle has a range exceeding 300 miles, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Bookings to test-drive the Alpha5 are open, for prospective drivers willing to visit Pebble Beach, California this August.

“There was this enormous responsibility to make sure we honoured the history of the DeLorean brand, but an even greater responsibility in curating its future,” said Troy Beetz, Chief Marketing Officer of DeLorean Motor Company.

“I think we did both with the Alpha5.”

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