At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the famed De Tomaso brand was resurrected with the launch of the stunning P72 and has sparked hope among enthusiasts that other classic car companies could rise from the ashes and return.
One of these is DeLorean. The company made a name for itself with the iconic DMC-12, which was produced between 1981 and 1983 before its founder and owner run into serious trouble and had to cease operations.
Nowadays, and the company is in the midst of somewhat of a revival in Humble, Texas. A man by the name of Stephen Wynne, who purchased the trademarks and inventory of the long-defunct car manufacturer, is now the chief executive of DeLorean Motor Company. There are internal plans to launch a new model, but red-tape has significantly delayed the process.
Not dissuaded by this, TheSketchMonkey recently decided to see what the iconic DMC-12 could look like if it was redesigned for the 21st century – and this is what they came up with.
In overhauling the design of the sports car, the vehicle’s iconic proportions were retained, but its design was significantly updated. Consequently, there is a distinctive front fascia with eye-catching headlights and a much more modern look and grille. The hood remains unchanged, while a large air intake is now incorporated into the side of the stainless steel bodywork.
The end result does look convincing. Sure, its looks may be at odds with every other performance car currently on the market, but it is a fitting tribute to the original.