De Lorean DMC-12: new teaser…
Apparently, there’s a new De Lorean coming out???
The “new” De Lorean Company (created in 1997) is showing this teaser of a rebirth of the original DMC 12, called the EVolved. (Quite a stupid name, really)
Even though Ital Design will apparently be involved in the design of the car (like the original), the teaser already looks like a mistake to me. There is nothing like the original Giugiaro design for the DeLorean. It is a classic that cannot be improved. Even though Giugiaro is a master, his recent work has never been as great as the stuff he did in the ’70s and ’80s. On top of that, he’s not even involved with Ital Design anymore, so who knows where that new design will come from.
There is no way a new design for a new DeLorean will look as great as the original.
The best would have been to use the original design on a new EV platform. And that new LED shown in the teaser looks a lot like the new Vinfast logo we saw a few months ago…
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Parts of the lights up is very reminiscent of the Tesla mustache on their cars.
Unless they are using a retro or very similarly bodyshell to the original model, this is a huge mistake. Already you can tell the front end, hood shape and the curvature of the sides (shape of the doors) is very different, so there is no reason to use either the DeLorean name or the same model number as the original. A missed opportunity, really.