Is /o/ ready to buy their time machine
This is the best news ever
You honestly think this is that kind of board?
The only thing I'm looking forward to is to someday buy a delorean and fuck it up to piss people off
body kits, lambo doors, FF conversion, make it a ute, convertible
Well it says in the link
>The 2017 DMC-12s will feature a new V6 engine that makes between 350 and 370 horsepower. The original Peugeot-Renault-Volvo-sourced V6 produced a paltry 130 horsepower, by comparison.
$100K car from the eighties that had tons of design issues beyond the engine and is also not particularly well handling/fun to drive on top of that
This is a toy for the rich to show how they have muh time machine car.
I'm not really concerned about Deloreans. But this makes me interested because there are now lots of car bodies that can be built in limited numbers as kits, and have rebuilt engines dropped in them.
Could you imagine getting a brand new '79 RX7 GSL and dropping a newly rebuilt 12A or 13B with improved seals from the latest of rotary tech?
Or old Datsuns, or old Fiats, or many other cars that can now just be built by a boutique shop.
That's what interests me.
you can order them however you like
DMC was bought by a texas company and has been selling "new" DMC-12's for years
they would rebuild chassis with new parts with whatever you wanted to pay for
engine upgrades were common
apparently you can now manufacture 325(per year) replica according to a law recently passed
>companies can sell up to 325 reproductions with a full powertrain annually of a model that's at least 25 years old
in this case a replica is simply any model car that was built at least 25 years ago being rebuilt with minimal changes
basically this is a pass to low volume car manufacturers to make shit without having to crash test it
Oh boy. That car is just too uninteresting for what it is. It turns too many heads and there is no personality about since nobody does shit to them except put all those time machine fake parts.
Do you not know how gull wing doors work
It probably would give you MORE space to open the door and easier to get out
yeah in general, this is great news, not just for Delorean, which has been trying to make "new" deloreans for a while, but in general. Auto companies could start bringing back popular old models for limited runs.
>GM starts bringing back old Pontiac models without needing to bring back the Pontiac line itself
>eventually gauge interest and revive pontiac a decade or two down the line
a guy can dream
nowadays, half the appeal is just the story of the car itself. there will always be time machine people, but seems like these days people are starting to appreciate the base car itself, since it IS pretty.
>apparently you can now manufacture 325(per year) replica according to a law recently passed
>>companies can sell up to 325 reproductions with a full powertrain annually of a model that's at least 25 years old
So I'll be able to buy a brand new 80s nipmobile with pop-ups if jap manufacturers decide to jump on the bandwagon?
they were. they also do preowned Deloreans.
they stopped doing the new-build program like a year or two ago, possibly longer, and when they redid their website that part was 'coming soon".
they also had trouble from Delorean's Ex Wife i think, who sued them because he's a bitter bitch. i think it was over the electric Delorean.
theres also the matter of how many stock parts they have left. aside from new builds, they also use those as spares for people's cars. and when they no longer have a part, they have to manufacture it, (since they have the blueprints) but that part then becomes more expensive.
so it is weird that the price is so high all of a sudden, but I dont know. might be reasons for it.
is it coming with the upgraded engine by default? because that 3 stage program added a bit to the cost if you chose it.
It's still cool as fuck that they're allowing something like this to happen.
I know it's only 325 cars a year, but that could increase in the future and other manufacturers could launch similar programs.
IMAGINE buying a brand new Silvia, any RX7, old Toyotas etc.
yeah this is a pretty big deal with massive potential for auto manufacturers.
i wonder. if Ford say, started making 300 first gen mustangs a year... wouldnt that totally ruin the boomer price gauging market? their cars would no longer be rare when you can buy a brand new 60's mustang
>i wonder. if Ford say, started making 300 first gen mustangs a year... wouldnt that totally ruin the boomer price gauging market? their cars would no longer be rare when you can buy a brand new 60's mustang
I would absolutely love for this to become widespread.
Boomer tax gone.
Tofu tax gone.
Drift tax gone.
>The new DeLoreans will be updated with larger wheels and tires, modern brakes, and amenities like heated seats, GPS navigation and bluetooth phone connectivity. "But the exterior shape will remain virtually unchanged," Espey promised.
well theres why it costs so much.
honestly who cares about that shit. just update the engine and maybe the brakes and im fine with the rest. i dont need fucking bluetooth in a delorean
regulations, and probably some manner of terrible deal. he wanted better, but it just didnt work out and he ended up with a shitty engine, and he never hat the chance to fix the mistake, because then there was the drug thing, and then he died before he could start DMC up again.
Heeeey i just realized... you know what other troubled company with broken dreams would benefit from this?
Never gonna happen.
They've been talking about making new deloreans for YEARS with no major progress.
They've been talking about this for almost 10 years. The new NSX was put on the drawing board and is closer to to showroom floors in the time Delorean has been spouting this bullshit.
Enjoy your dream car never coming true.
Also gotta love money grubbing delorean, back round 07 when they started this "project" it was supposed to be starting at under 50K a car. Now they want to sell for "around 100K"...pssh enjoy watching this bullshit fail.
>IMAGINE buying a brand new Silvia, any RX7, old Toyotas etc.
Except it doesn't work like that because the vehicles still have to comply with federal emissions forcing them to have at the very least a modern drivetrain.