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1981-1982 DE LOREAN DMC-12 specifications

1981-1982 DE LOREAN DMC-12 specifications Classic and Performance Car

John DeLorean set out to build his own vision of a sportscar in the late 1970s and on paper it must have looked amazing. It featured a low-slung and pointy Giugiaro design, brushed steel outer skin, ‘gullwing’ doors and a fuel-injected 2849cc V6 engine mounted 911-style at the rear. Unfortunately, the 1981 reality turned out to be less stimulating. The car was so heavy that the V6 struggled to offer a sporty performance and the handling remained dodgy even after Lotus engineers had done their best. The company collapsed amid scandal in 1982.

Production

  • Production:
    9200
  • Price at launch:
    £10,674
  • Price (excellent)
    £22,000
  • Price (good):
    £17,000
  • Price (average):
    £12,000
  • Price (project):
    £8,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.6secs
  • Top speed:
    130.0mph
  • Power:
    130.0bhp
  • Torque:
    153.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    23.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V6
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, trailing arms, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4270mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2408mm
  • Width:
    1850mm
  • Height:
    1170mm
  • Weight:
    1244kgs

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