DMC, or The DeLorean Motor Company, is currently taking reservations for the continuation of the DMC-12, which may, or may not, hit production lines next year.
In early 2016, the company announced that it would looking to bring the DMC-12 back into production, some 33 years after the last car of the model left the line. Only 9,000 were ever produced before production was halted in 1983, making it extremely difficult to get your hands on one.
The DeLorean DMC-12 gained huge prominence after it was featured in the trilogy, Back to the Future, as a time machine built by Dr. Emmett Brown. The time machine was powered by a plutonium-fueled nuclear reactor, which required a power input of 1.21 jigowatts (gigawatts) to operate. The DeLorean is arguably one of the most famous cars from movies, and, as such, as cult status among fans.
Back to the Future DeLorean
Now, the DeLorean Motor Company has opened up pre-orders via their official website in order to view possible interest for production. This, then, is technically not a pre-order in the normal sense, but does adds some weight behind a decision on going to production, availability if production commences, as well as a possible price. If you do ‘pre-order’ your DeLorean, however, you will get preference in ordering their cars before the general public.
Early rumours suggest that the cost of the DMC-12 will be around the $100,000 mark, which is quite expensive. The plan is to roll out between 300 and 350 cars over the next 6 years, with one manufactured per month for the first 12, upping to one per week thereafter.