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Monday, 07 March 2011 17:39

The DeLorean is Back! Featured

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Photos: Matt Barnes

The DMC DeLorean, pictured above with Dave 1 and P-Thugg of the electro-funk duo Chromeo, was made popular by the 1985 Robert Zemeckis film, Back to the Future. The DeLorean has become an iconic vehicle…and is back in limited production, as well as a boomlet in DeLoreaniana. Last November Nike's 6.0 Dunk SE DeLorean sneakers sold out online in minutes and a DMC-12 holds a prime spot in Xbox's bestselling Gran Turismo videogame. Next month Mattel's Hot Wheels DeLorean edition will begin its fifth product run in the past year. The gullwing machine is officially back and carving out its place in today’s culture. If you don’t remember the DeLorean’s history, here’s a quick lesson: John DeLorean launched the original as a challenge to the Corvette back in 1981. It featured a 2.8-liter V6 that pushed out 130 hp and allowed it to go from 0-60 mph in 10.5 seconds. It cost $25,000. Now, 30 years later, the brand is making a comeback based on its own merits. Stephen Wynne and his son Cameron are building and restoring DeLoreans at a 40,000-square-foot facility in Humble, Tex. The 54-year-old CEO of DeLorean Motor Co. says his company makes about six "new" cars a year—they have stainless-steel reproduction chassis and a combination of new-old stock (NOS), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and reproduction parts. DMC also sells about 60 certified used DeLoreans annually. The $57,500 new builds have a few modern options—like a CD player, GPS and iPod/Bluetooth—but their look is identical to those built in the 1980s. via.