The Delorean is back! (Image credit: Lucy Hedges)

When it comes to iconic movie cars, there’s the Batmobile, the Aston Martin from James Bond and… the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

And while you can’t own the first two because one is fictional and the other expensive, you might have a shot at the third.

That’s because the DeLorean Motor Company of Texas, which owns the naming and design rights to the original DMC-12 sports car, is bringing it back (from the future?).

The new version of the car will be a fully electric reinvention of the classic coupe.

And we may have just caught our first glimpse of the prototype in the flesh.

Las Vegas is currently hosting the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest technology show in the world. Numerous car brands are represented, including DeLorean.

The DeLorean Alpha5 at CES in Las Vegas.

It’s a slight change from the original, but the gull-wing doors are still there Lucy Hedges

The DeLorean Alpha5 at CES in Las Vegas.

Is it a car… or a spaceship? (Image credit: Lucy Hedges) has seen what appears to be a completed prototype of the new car on the show floor. Unfortunately, we were unable to open the folding doors and activate the flux capacitor for us.

As far as we know, this DeLorean “Alpha5” gets a range of 300 miles on a single charge and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds.

If you’re curious, the 0-88 mph time sits at 4.35 seconds. The estimated top speed is 250 km/h.

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The only downer is the fact that DeLorean only makes 9,351 copies of the Alpha5. And getting your hands on one doesn’t seem as simple as going to your local retailer and handing over a wad of cash.

The DeLorean Alpha5 at CES in Las Vegas.

We dig the Lucy Hedges wheel design

To reserve a production slot, one must first join DeLorean’s Alphas Club by purchasing a lifetime membership for $88. An Alphas Club membership provides exclusive access to the DeLorean Exchange platform, where members can secure their production slot and get early access to future DeLorean products. Collectibles, exclusive content, and experience and partner events.

The DeLorean Alpha5 at CES in Las Vegas.

It may not be easy to get your hands on one of these Lucy Hedges cars

After joining Alphas Club, members can purchase their production slot for $2,500 (£2,110). Once a production slot is purchased, an owner can transfer, trade, or sell their slot to other Alphas Club members through DeLorean Flex.

The DeLorean Flex program offers customers “full control and customization of their ownership journey.”

“We are excited to help our Alphas Club members officially begin their ownership journey,” said Troy Beetz, DeLorean Chief Marketing Officer.

“We guide clients through the entire process to ownership, offering them flexibility and support in securing their ideal reservation and designing their Alpha5.”

According to DeLorean, the coupe should hit the streets sometime in 2024.