Kat DeLorean is the latest to announce a new DeLorean with a new company called DNG Motors.
Kat DeLorean, the daughter of the legendary John DeLorean, is following in her father's footsteps by building a sports car. This new endeavor is not related to the car company actually called DeLorean these days. In fact, Kat Delorean made her feelings about the new Alpha 5 quite clear in a scathing Instagram post.
That brings the total number of companies building DeLoreans to three, if you include John DeLorean's bastard son building fake three-wheel DeLoreans for the Taliban. No, we're not joking.
Since Kat DeLorean can't use her own surname to sell cars, the sports car will be sold by the newly established DNG Motors, which makes it quite clear that it's in no way affiliated with any other company currently using her family name.
Kat's car will be called the Model-JZD in honor of her father's full name: John Zachary DeLorean.
According to DNG Motors, the car will be built in Motor City. Production will start in Michigan in January of 2023, with an expected unveiling by the end of the year.
"This historic endeavor will be filled with some of the top automotive minds in the industry, alongside a portion of the original team that helped create the first iconic DeLorean more than 40 years ago," DNG said in a statement.
Unfortunately, the press release does not mention any details about the car. It appears to be an EV, but all we know for sure is that Kat asked her partners to design a real successor to the DMC-12 based on the principles John DeLorean believed in most. It might be a rival for the upcoming Porsche 718 Cayman EV replacement.
According to Kat, these principles include quality, safety, longevity, and affordability. Delorean's daughter is not going into this venture blind. She played an integral role in helping her father design his next cutting-edge sports car before he passed in 2005. One could argue that her direct connection with the founder, plus her engineering background makes her the perfect candidate to carry the name into the future, but we'll leave that for the courts to decide.
"Kat begins the journey of rebuilding the DeLorean name and brand into the ethical company her father always wanted it to be. This is a new kind of mobility company the industry has never seen before, one that focuses on people and gives back to society. Besides just building cars and creating jobs, Kat plans to introduce an exciting new engineering program to public high schools that will provide a direct pathway to apprenticeships and engineering programs at major universities," said DNG in its statement.