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DeLorean DMC-12


Produced: 1981-1982, 8583 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
De Lorean DMC-2

A chassis engineered by Lotus, a body styled by Giugiaro and a V-six engine from the Peugeot/Renault factory.  De Lorean elected to use brushed stainless steel for the bodywork, which looked novel in the showroom but attracted dirt and scratches like chalk in the real world.  The gullwing doors were another novelty, but they often leaked and, it was rumoured, could trap the car's occupants in a crash.  Despite the effort of Lotus, the rear-mounted engine layout never delivered anything better than indifferent handling. 

Buyers Guide DeLorean DMC-12 featured in Practical Classics march 2006 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase


2849ccV6 OHC0mm x 0mm0

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
130 mph0 s0 s0 mpg145 bhp 5500

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