DeLorean DMC-12 

  • $25k built in Ireland
  • 1981-1982
  • 130 HP 2.8L
  • 109 mph
Its place in automotive folklore has had somewhat of a cult following from owners that appreciate the individually of the design.
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Delorean chose stainless-steel for the body panels which was enough to deter purists.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the DeLorean DMC-12

0-60mph

DMC-12
10.5 s

Top speed

DMC-12
109 mph
Diablo
201 mph

0-100mph

DMC-12
40 s

1/4 mile

DMC-12
18 s
Diablo
12.3 s

Data points Key details of the DeLorean DMC-12

Price

DMC-12
$25k
Diablo
$239k

Horsepower

DMC-12
130 HP
Diablo
485 HP

In The News From around the web

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DeLorean DMC-12

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The Renault-sourced V6 only produced 130 bhp which meant the acceleration to 100 mph 40 seconds.
It was the only car produced by the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) and took six years to design and engineer.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand DeLorean
Price $25,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1981-1982
Highest auction price $51k, January 2010

design

Body style Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.36:1
  2. 2: 2.06:1
  3. 3: 1.38:1
  4. 4: 1.06:1
  5. 5: 0.82:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 356/? 152
Rear wheels 381/? 203

road tests

Top speed 109 mph
1/4 mile 18 s
0-60mph 10.5 s
0-100mph 40 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 21.85 lb/hp
Maximum hp 130 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 162 ft-lb @ 2,750 RPM
Engine placement Rear
Weight distribution 38%/62%
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,849 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.58 in / 2.87 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,840 lb
Width 78.3 in
Height 44.9 in
Length 168 in
Front track width 62.6 in
Wheelbase 94.8 in
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