Is This Electrical DeLorean Idea Artwork By A Rimac Designer For Actual?

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With its timeless Giugiaro-designed chrome steel physique and iconic gullwing doorways, the DeLorean DMC-12 didn’t want a generation-defining trilogy of films to make it a traditional, but it surely obtained a type of, too. Gone earlier than its time in a swirl of scandal and rumors, DeLorean by no means had an opportunity to develop into its potential – however now? DeLorean is again, as introduced by a cryptic, shadowy SuperBowl advert.

My fellow CT contributor, Steve Hanley and I instantly took to our message boards. “Assume it’s a rip-off?” I requested. Steve’s response was a sarcastic type of, “Whaaa?” and we determined to depart the entire thought of reborn DeLorean alone for some time … till I observed one thing over at Robb Report.

Not solely has Robb Report been reporting on a new-age DeLorean for years now – since earlier than the pandemic, in reality, for these of you who can bear in mind a time earlier than the pandemic. What’s extra, in December of 2020, they really printed renders of a brand new DeLorean idea from Spanish automotive designer, Angel Guerra.

You’ll be able to check out Angel’s gullwing idea for your self, under …

Electric Delorean Concept Art

Pictures courtesy Angel Guerra.

In and of itself, an article about somebody’s artwork venture most likely wouldn’t be huge information (until it’s an artwork venture we cowl on CleanTechnica, clearly),  however Guerra isn’t a no person. He’s been a working automotive designer since 2008, and his most up-to-date work was achieved at a small store referred to as Rimac Automobili.

Sure. That Rimac Automobili.

So, Guerra is aware of what’s up – and he’s studied the unique DeLorean, too. “The primary query is why the fashionable DeLorean seems to be like it’s,” Guerra advised Retrogeist. “I’ve studied the designer (Giorgetto Giuguaro), his design language and his fashions. But additionally, one other Italian reference from that age because the Lancia Montecarlo … I’ve tried to take the Italian design language from that age and blended with the German Bauhaus guidelines. I gave the end result a contemporary floor remedy and a minimalist graphic design. All of the lights are in a single airplane, and … Eureka!”

Plus, there’s an attention-grabbing element in Angel’s work that appears an terrible lot just like the silhouette proven within the official Twitter advert. Have a look at that strip of LEDs up entrance, then once more on the rear diffuser. Do you see it?

DeLorean Concept Art

Highlights by the creator.

Whereas most individuals who noticed the Twitter video had been reminded of the Tesla Mannequin S’ “v-shaped beak” on the nostril of the automotive, it’s not completely inconceivable that what we’re really seeing is an evolution of a design one thing like Guerra’s, with an analogous v both echoed on the entrance – or, that we’re not take a look at the entrance of the automotive in any respect.

For the time being, there’s simply no option to know. On the time it was initially proven, Guerra mentioned there was no official connection to DeLorean, however there won’t have been a DeLorean to connect with, again then. And, certain, that is idle hypothesis, however I’m standing by the concept that, if you happen to squint actually laborious and consider only a bit tougher, this Angel Guerra idea first printed by Robb Report again in December of 2020 may give us our greatest clue but to the general look of the reborn DeLorean.

Give it a superb squint for yourselves, then tell us what you assume!

Supply | Pictures: Angel Guerra, by way of Retrogeist and Robb Report.


 

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