With 2015 behind us, you’d think that was the end of weaponized Back to the Future nostalgia. Well, no. Turns out you’ll be able to buy a brand new replica DeLorean in 2017. (As noted by /Film’s Ethan Anderton, only 9,200 vintage DeLoreans were ever manufactured in 1981 and 1982, with just 6,500 DeLoreans remaining today. The rest were erased–eased from existence!)
You see, there’s this law on the books that allows small batches of replica vintage cars to be made that do not need to adhere to modern safety standards. Only 325 of these replica DeLoreans will be made over the course of five years.
The 2017 DeLoreans are not exact replicas, however. The replica DeLoreans will come with a more powerful V6 engine (which will make hitting 88 mph a little easier), a modern brake system, and stuff for your smart phone (leave that Van Halen cassette at home, bucko).
If you want one of these replica DeLoreans, it will set you back between $80,000 to $100,000. You will also need to provide your own flux capacitor.[via /Film]