The DeLorean DMC-12 is Set for a 2017 Return

Back to the Future fans, this is for you
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A limited edition run of the DeLorean DMC-12 is set for an early 2017 release, offered with twice the power than the original. (Image via DeLorean Motor Co.)

A limited edition run of the DeLorean DMC-12 is set for an early 2017 release, offered with twice the power than the original. (Image via DeLorean Motor Co.)

Whether you first fell in love with the car on its own merits or you were introduced to it through Back to the Future, either way, the DeLorean DMC-12 will re-enter production next year. The revived Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company will begin with a limited edition run of the replicas in early 2017 after earning regulatory approval that makes room for 325 replicas per year of models that are at least 25 years old. While the brand shares the old name, this DMC isn't the original, but much of its original vehicle design will be as faithful as possible. The one major change does come with an engine twice as powerful as the initial 130HP V6.