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1981-1982 DE LOREAN DMC-12


Overview

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.




9200

£10,674

£22,000

£17,000

£12,000

£8000


Performance

9.6secs

130mph

130bhp

153lb/ft

23mpg


Engine

V6

normal

petrol

electronic fuel injection


Chassis

Independent, coil springs

Independent, trailing arms, coil spring

rear-engine RWD

rack and pinion

chassis and seperate body

Five-speed manual


Dimensions

4270mm

2408mm

1850mm

1170mm

1244kgs


 DE LOREAN DMC-12

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