The DeLorean car is coming back to the future in 2017 with newer models in production alongside refurbished models. Its rare for a car company to have such a short lifespan but still trend for years to come. The car’s popularity was, in part, owed to a classic movie but really, the car’s design itself was way ahead of its years (which is fitting).
Another popular item to jump on the Back to the Future trend recently was Nike’s power laced shoes (auto re-lacing technology for those who just can’t with tying shoe laces apparently). This creation was inspired by a scene where Marty shows us what the future may look like on October 21st, 2015. These are limited edition sneakers that will run you approximately $2,300 to as high as $9,959. No Nike coupons on these babies unfortunately.
With that kind of price tag on shoes, it’s probably better to use it as a down payment toward a refurbished model of the DeLorean. The motor company recently announced that they will resume production of the iconic 1982 DeLorean model and also marks another first, the car will be manufactured in America.
Due to the futuristic concept and design of DeLorean, additional production of the car was not allowed since it belonged to John DeLorean’s estate rather than the auto company itself. Since then, the company was revamped by CEO Stephen Wynne and they instead, work on reconditioning, repairing and replacing older parts of the DeLorean.
Wynne further notes that the company has enough parts to produce around 300 replicas of the famed DeLorean model and estimate the first to drop in early 2017. Price tag on these DeLorean cars? Not as bad as we thought:
More importantly, the Green Bill that made it possible for the DeLorean to resume production is slated to create at least 40 new full-time jobs in the 29th Congressional District. In a statement to the press, Green remarked on the bill:
Welcome back DeLorean.