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DeLorean DMC-12 brought back to life as electric car

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First Marty McFly's futuristic shoes became a reality, and now an all-electric DeLorean is slated to go into production by 2013, which would be the first production DeLorean built since the early 80's. The unveiling of the DMCev surprised visitors to the DMC Texas Open House event last week and features a body closely styled after the original model, as well as modern features like an electric motor, onboard GPS system, and iPhone dock. The engine is built by Epic EV and is said to deliver 260 horsepower, with top speeds of 125 mph.

While modding the original DMC-12 to operate on an electric motor isn't unheard of, getting a new one straight from the manufacturer will set you back between $90,000 and $100,000. However, this will buy you increased performance over what the hobbyists get — DMC claims it can go from 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds.

It's worth noting that the DeLorean Motor Company behind this electric revival technically has nothing to do with the original, failed DMC of the early 80's — in 1995, a Texas entrepreneur purchased the remaining DeLorean parts inventory, logos, and brand to start his own DeLorean Motor Company. To see the latest from DMC, check out the gallery and video below.