Posted on: Aug 09, 2012
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Matt Farah Drives the Electric DeLorean


Is this the DeLorean of the future? Matt Farah goes to Texas to find out. Flux capacitors not included.
Like Matt Farah, we've been a huge fan of DeLoreans ever since we saw "Back to the Future" years ago. Watching the Doc Brown's time machine fly through the skies of Hill Valley in the year 2015 - then imagined as the distant future - only to see it taken out by a speeding train at the end of the third film left us devastated for days. (Seriously, we cried more than when Bambi's mother was shot.) Unlike the time machine, however, the DeLorean Motor Company is still going strong today.

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After being forced to shut its doors years ago, DMC is now located in Humble, Texas, thanks to one Stephen Wynne and his investors who bought what was left of the factory's inventory and had it all shipped Stateside. Today, Wynne and company continue to service those original DeLoreans still on the road along with their new build program. But perhaps their most interesting creation is the DeLorean EV - something Doc Brown would surely be proud of. The big question, however, is how it drives and whether it actually performs better than its original gasoline counterpart. The original DeLorean, after all, stood to lose to a turtle in a quarter-mile sprint.
In the latest episode of Drive, Farah gets behind the wheel of the 250-horsepower DeLorean EV to see whether it can out-perform the original. If you're as big a fan of "Back to the Future" and its stainless-steel, gull-winged icon, it's not to be missed.


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by Jay Traugott
Matt Farah Drives the Electric DeLorean