De Lorean...................? Hmmmmm..........
Well, I might as well be the guiniepig and kick this off..............
Guess y'all have heard about the supposed DeLorean interest in acquiring the Kapppa. Ya probably seen the "artist rendering" - though why DeLorean of all outfits would use the plain old Soltice instead of the edgier SKY is a mystery - other than the (disgraced, but to be fair to the man, sadly deceased) JD's historical affinity for the Pontiac brand.
It's not the Delorean of old (probably a good thing on balance). The bankrupt remnants of what was were eventually privately purchase by none other than Steve Wynne a couple of years ago. The (tiny) company operates out of Houston now as far as I can tell and makes a living of sorts out of cult value (nothing wrong with that). They kluge together a few "new" cars from a mixture of old and new parts, do restorations, sell new and used parts etc. Frankly it was (and still is) an underpowered, disappointing, overpriced novelty. Sure it has it's enthusiasts and it's a collector item, that's fine, but a good car it never was.
This would be a huge stretch. All they would bring to the table would be a brand name (albeit with questionable value, but reasonable name recognition.) It would require massive funding to stand up a completely new auto company and dealer network.
I think it's just an attention getter and basically a joke, unfortunately.
Sure would be the best cars they ever sold by a long, long. looooooong way though!!!
Ah, just daydreamin' - if it really could be done and they did only the turbo's, threw in a performance tune, Hahn intercooler and new pipes, Fujita CAI, Hahn BOV, Hiflow CAT, big bore throttle body, frame stiffeners - all the stuff they can just buy and bolt on - even a few lighting pretties - it would sure make an awesome off the showroom floor roadster!!!! (Oh! and of course being DL, they woudl HAVE to do the vertical door kit ;-) Then if they could just keep the price down............. poof! there went the daydream!!! They would have to sell tons of them just to cover the upfront investment.
Hmmmmmm...... it probably wasn't really worth commenting on was it?