DeLorean Releases a Teaser Image of Its New Electric Car

Forward to the future.

The DeLorean Motor Company has given the first glimpse at its new electric vehicle.

A preview of the preview was shared on Twitter on April 1 before the company finally unveiled the first proper look at the car a few days later in another tweet (below).

It's not an immediately familiar look, but seems appropriately futuristic, and does seem to be retaining the rear sunshade of the original in some respect.

DeLorean also announced that the full vehicle and official name reveal would arrive slightly earlier than expected on August 18 at the Pebble each Concours d'Elegance Awards Ramp.

"Excitement is rising like the doors of our iconic sports car," CMO of the DeLorean Motor Company, Troy Beetz, said. "We are revealing the next generation prototype 3 days earlier than planned on the most prestigious stage at Pebble Beach."

The DeLorean's return as an electric vehicle was announced in February with a short but stylish video showing a silhouette of the iconic gull-wing doors. It comes 40 years after the original car's production which began in 1981 but only until the following year when the DeLorean Motor Company went bust.

This means it was already out of production when 1985's Back to the Future was released, but the hit film made the DeLorean one of the most iconic cars in movie history. Here's everything we know about the new DeLorean EV so far.

For those seeking a taste of DeLorean but unable to wait for the August reveal, or perhaps just looking for a cheaper way to relive the 80s magic, LEGO released its own version of the original car for a slightly more affordable $169.99.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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