This spring, DeLorean electric-era reboot DeLorean Motors Reimagined announced a new model concept. The company, which has been around since the 90s as a parts-and-support outfit dedicated to the classic DeLoreans of yore, called the model the Alpha5. It was unveiled formally at this year’s Monterey Car Week alongside a near-future concept, the 2024 Alpha5 Plasmatail, and a concept of a somewhat more long-range forecast, the (2040) Omega.
Hot on the heels of the reveal and the buzz it generated, DeLorean Motors Reimagined has announced another model as a limited run: the Alpha2. The Alpah2 was originally dreamed up as a non-production car that would serve as marketing exposure, and deepen the brand’s historical narrative.
However, in the heady days following Pebble Beach, the Alpha2 is being taken more seriously by DMR as a production model which could see delivery by the middle of the decade. Response to the appearance of the concept as a rendered ‘what if’ model was incredibly favorable.
Italdesign, which helped the first reboot of Bugatti imagine the EB112, and worked on Nissan’s exotic grand tourer, the GT-R50 — as well as its own ZeroUno supercar — was consulted to design the Alpha5, which the company is moving into production with a 2024 target for an inaugural year. The Alpha2, on the other hand, has legendary coachbuilder Pininfarina as a design contributor.
A roadster with delicious lines and a sophisticated design language, the Alpha2 will likely be produced in very small numbers. While DeLorean reborn considers the pros and cons of green lighting it, we’ll have to wait for more information.