New DeLorean DMC-12 teaser video, Back to the Future

One of the most iconic cars of the 1980s, the DeLorean DMC-12 is officially returning, and the film “Back to the Future” is as timely as ever since the DMC-12 will be reborn as an electric vehicle.

Just before Sunday’s Super Bowl, DeLorean Motor Company announced its return with the new DMC-12, in a 15-second video uploaded to its official social media accounts.

Unfortunately, the video doesn’t reveal what the car will look like, although the silhouette with the gull-wing doors is certainly reminiscent of Marty McFly’s vehicle in the 1985 film “Back to the Future.”

It seems that the new DeLorean is ready to roll on the streets soon as a prototype. The automaker will open its headquarters in San Antonio, which is expected to provide 450 new jobs in the region, according to the city’s mayor, Ron Nirenberg. If all goes well, the brand hopes to make its debut with the DMC-12 as an electric vehicle now, sometime this year.

New DeLorean DMC-12 teaser video, Back to the Future

Although the return of the legendary model has just been confirmed, speculation around a fully electric DeLorean has been circulating for quite some time.

The car featured in the company’s teaser video bears a striking resemblance to an image of a modernized DMC-12 published by the Italdesign design studio last year, except that the car we see in the DeLoean video has the DMC badge on its grille. However, both the Italdesign mock-up and the car implied in Sunday’s video have a similar profile.

New DeLorean DMC-12 teaser video, Back to the Future

Italdesign isn’t the only one that tried to render what a reissue of the DMC-12 could look like. Spanish car designer Ángel Guerra posted original images on the occasion of the car’s 40th anniversary last year.

Its version of the vehicle kept the low profile of the original and exterior stainless steel, but added larger wheels, a wider chassis and a smoother body, features that place it closer to today’s luxury cars.

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