To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the classic 80s film “Back to the Future”, fans of the movie over at Wired Italy partnered with the car conversion experts at eCars Now! Italy to transform a DeLorean DMC-12 into an all-electric vehicle.
“This is all real future, not back to the future,” said Wired Italy Features Editor Massimiliano Ferramondo.
The team has been documenting the entire project as a feature over on their website — and they expect the 90 kW engine and custom designed Lithium-ion batteries to (silently) roar to life sometime next week. After that, the lucky bastards will leave Wired’s offices in Milan and travel backroads as they snake their way across the Italian countryside towards the Rome Film Festival. Along the way, they’ll stop in towns where Universal Pictures plans on showing a digitally re-mastered version of “Back to the Future”.
Ferramondo estimates that the lithium-powered DeLorean will do 0-60 (What about 88?) in about 4.2 seconds with a range of between 125 and 135 miles. No lighting bolts required.