Let’s face it: The original DeLorean DMC-12’s iconic gullwing doors made it fit for a starring role, and nothing screams “exotic sports car” more than a pair of upward-hinged doors. But with the Alpha 5, there’s a catch. It’s a four-seat sports coupe, and it only has two doors to make up for its four-passenger cabin, and you know what this means, right? It has enormous gullwing doors that we reckon could be tricky to raise or shut with its heft, but we understand that power-operated doors could most likely make it to the production model. If the Tesla Model X can have power-operated Falcon Wing doors, we see no reason why the DMC-12’s successor can’t have it, too.
We’ll be lying if we said we weren’t expecting a similar wedge-shaped (yet electrified) revival of the DMC-12. In reality, the Alpha 5 is not a bad-looking car, and how could it be when legendary design house Italdesign is at the helm? Autoblog adds the new DeLorean Alpha 5 is a clean-sheet design with some of the DNA of the time-traveling DMC-12. Take those rear window louvers, for instance, or those fabulous doors. But if there’s something remarkably different about the Alpha 5, it has something to do with its size. The Alpha 5 is about 197 inches long (per CNET), making it as long as a Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan. On the upside, the Alpha 5 has a 0.23 drag coefficient, making it one of the most aerodynamic new EVs that don’t look weird.