It seems that we are living in a very nostalgic time, because now we have learned that the legendary DeLorean will be up for grabs soon as well. A new DeLorean line has been rumored for many years, and there were many people who wanted to see it happen.
Unfortunately, the project was held up because changes in regulations made it very difficult to execute important aspects of the traditional DeLorean design. Luckily, the laws have recently changed to allow low-volume automakers to sell up to 325 cars each year that resemble production vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago. However, the vehicles must meet current Clean Air Act standards for the model year in which they are produced.
As a result of the loosened regulations, DeLorean’s Vice President, James Espey, announced that the company is working on a new version of the DeLorean that is updated for the modern age.
The body will look very similar to the original, except a little bit sleeker, and will be built with a mixture of original and new parts. Unlike the originals, the new DeLoreans will have features like power steering, cruise control, navigation, and Bluetooth.
Few other details about the specifics of the new project are known, and the company expects that it will be at least another year before you will see one of these vehicles on the road.
The DeLorean brand has a rich history, which includes the car being featured in the famous film “Back to the Future,” as well as the real life drama that involved the owner and CEO of the company getting caught smuggling millions of dollars worth of cocaine.