The new electric DeLorean --like the car from Back to the Future, but electric, and thus suitable for the future--will roll out in early 2013. Just, uh, don't mention its past.
Fast Company: The car's 0-to-60-mph performance is 4.9 seconds. Do you know what the 0-to-90 time is?
James Espey, VP of DeLorean: Is this a play on the Back to the Future 0 to 88?
JE: We don't. We've never timed it. We've tried to distance ourselves from Back to the Future.
FC: Why is that?
JE: For legal and other reasons.
FC: What sort of other reasons?
JE: We don't want to be known as the makers of the Back to the Future car.