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Delorean DMC-12

Delorean DMC-12

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Delorean DMC-12

Year (of specifications) 1981 - 1983
Engine 2849 cc V6
Transmission 5 speed manual RWD
Max speed 125 mph
0-60 mph 9.6 seconds
Horsepower 141 bhp @ 5300 rpm
weight 1288 kgs / 2840 lbs

The DMC-12 was a sports car manufactured in Northern Ireland by the DeLorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983. Because it was the only car the company ever produced the DMC-12 is often reffered to as simply a 'De Lorean'.


The DMC-12 was one of the most over-hyped cars of all time.
The most notable features of the DeLorean DMC-12 were the gull-wing doors and brushed stainless steel body panels which gave the car its unique color and texture. There are also painted DMC-12's in existence as well as three gold plated cars. The stainless steel body panels of the DMC-12 are fixed to a fiberglass monocoque underbody. The underbody is affixed to a double-Y frame chassis, derived from the Lotus Esprit platform and utilises four-wheel independent suspension, coil springs, and telescopic shock absorbers. The front suspension used double wishbones, while the rear was a multi-link setup.

The styling of the DeLorean DMC-12 was produced by the prolific automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design.

Although the DeLorean DMC-12 was initialy built during 1981 to 1983 the Delorean Motor Company, under different ownership, continues to manufacture replacement parts for the car, and in 2007 started to offer 'new build' cars using a combination of original parts from the Ireland factory, original parts sourced from the original suppliers to the factory and reproduction parts.





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