The DMC DeLorean is one of the most easily recognised vehicles in automotive history. Whether it’s because of the car’s innovative original design, or for its role in the Back to the Future series, the DeLorean is a popular vehicle still today. In a video from Sketch Monkey, the Delorean is redesigned into a more modern car.
Giorgetto Giugiaro was the original designer behind the DeLorean. Sketch Monkey poses the question in the video of what would the DeLorean be if the Back to the Future movie was made today. That new look means revisiting the DeLorean’s flat hood, curved door cut line, and the transition between the roof and rear deck. The sealed beam headlights were pretty much removed, though the boxy look for the new headlights remains.
Sketch Monkey also kept the horizontal slats in the grille. The door’s shape—one of the most recognisable features of the original—were updated with a pointed look in the front. A large intake was added behind the door, adding more ventilation for the engine in the rear. The new design retains the gullwing doors.
While the design is definitely more modern, it loses some of what made the DeLorean so iconic. The edges are smoothed out, and the back end feels bulkier. The absence of fenders makes the design feel naked. The front end looks more like it was cut off than that it was intentional. Of course, art is subjective and everyone has their own likes and dislikes.
The redesign might be open for personal interpretation, but the process of watching Sketch Monkey redesigning the car is entertaining. Even more entertaining is the brief history lesson on the DeLorean. Sketch Monkey goes into a lot of detail, chronicling the iconic car and even explaining some of the original design choices.