Drive Wire for October 19, 2016: DeLorean Taking Pre-Orders for New 2017 DMC-12 Sports Cars

But the company would like to know a little about you before it sells you one.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2016 5:58 PM

Hey there. Will Sabel Courtney here for Drive Wire on October 19th, 2016.

Today on Drive Wire: If you’re interested in bringing home a new DeLorean, it’s time to throw your hat into the ring.

The DeLorean Motor Company has begun taking online applications from people interested in taking home one of the new 2017 model year versions of the famed 1980s-era sports car.

To do so, however, DeLorean wants to know a bit about each potential customer. The form includes questions about the applicant’s previous history with DeLorean, whether they have ever pre-ordered a sports car, and even whether they prefer a manual or an automatic.

The 2017 DeLoreans will largely be built using original parts, but with modern-era powertrains that are both more environmentally friendly and more powerful than the wimpy 130-horsepower V6 that powered the original car.

Hey, look at that. I made it all the way through this without making a Back to the Future reference.

That’s it for Drive Wire on October 19th, 2016. I’m Will Sabel Courtney; thanks for watching, and please check out The Drive for more on the big stories from the transportation world.