No, we’re not kidding. While the DeLorean skyrocketed to popularity due to Doc Brown and the Back to the Future trilogy, there have been a lack of “new” DeLoreans on the road. This could be because of the back in the 80’s, but now production is going to start up once more in Texas.
According to the folks over at Ars Technica:
The Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company—not directly related to its defunct predecessor—has been supplying parts and rebuilding or restoring DMC-12s for many years. Now it is able to build new cars as well, following changes to the laws governing low-volume auto manufacturers. The 2015 Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 rolled up a lot of different transportation-related bills, including one that now allows companies to build replica vehicles without having to satisfy modern safety regulations, as long as fewer than 325 are made each year.
Now, the replicas will still have to be up to environmental standards, so there will be some changes coming to the engines that into the cars themselves. Because of this, the price for the newly manufactured Delorean DMC-12 is yet to be determined. DeLorean Motor Company has said that “the final price will depend upon whichever engine replaces the old unit, although new cars should still cost less than $100,000.”
If you’ve got that kind of cash, you could be looking quite McFly in your sweet new ride.