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De Lorean DMC-12 (European spec) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1420 kg (3131 lbs)
Introduced 1978
Origin country United Kingdom
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Submitted by Amoxx

Lap times

Track Time
Old Highway 0:33.84

Performance

0 - 100 kph8.8 s
Est. 1000 m33.2 s @ 159.0 kph
Est. 0 - 60 mph8.0 s
0 - 100 mph34.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile11.6 s @ 72.7 mph
1/4 mile17.5 s
Est. 1/2 mile28.7 s @ 96.3 mph
Top speed177 kph (110 mph)
De Lorean DMC-12 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type V6
Displacement 2.8 l (171 ci)
Power 170 ps (168 bhp / 125 kw)
Torque 235 Nm (173 lb-ft)
Power / liter 61 ps (60 hp)
Power / weight 120 ps (118 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 165 Nm (122 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed manual / 3 speed automatic
Layout rear engine, rear wheel drive

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Cauf40f50  4m ago

Bttf


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Shaggy  8y ago

How can a car shaped like a Lotus Esprit be so slow.


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Bijan  8y ago

@ Mental : Agree with you my friend , I love the most Giugiaro's works , But as you say all time I wonder why it's such a fail , too fail .
0-100 mph in near 40 seconds !!! and only 109 mph !!! Why ???


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Mental  8y ago

Every time I see this car I remember 'Back to the future' :)

I love the way how it looks - Giugiaro's masterpiece. But technically.. I wonder why it's such a fail. 170 hp was an enough amount of power for a good sportscar in 1980. And 1420 kg is not much. So why does it produce poor results? Shitty transmission? Shame...

I'd like to see this project kinda reborned - the same body with a modern tech. Unfortunately any big automakers are not going to do this business...


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Shaggy  8y ago

They were sold in America with about 140 horsepower, modifications that robbed the engine of power had to be made to conform to new emissions regulations.


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Dave  11y ago

The BTTF DeLorean did not have a Porsche engine. Bob mistakenly said that during the BTTF DVD but later admitted the mistake at a DeLorean event a few years ago.


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Yaspaa  11y ago

Anonymous I think you missed Arie S's joke.


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Yaspaa  12y ago

The De Lorean in Back to the Future had a porsche engine.


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Yaspaa  12y ago

I'm sure these were sold with 156 bhp in some countries.


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Anonymous  12y ago

As long as it goes 88mph, the flux capacitor will work.


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Anonymous  12y ago

..Arie S, you might want to take your OWN advice, you RIDICULOUS fool...And you might want to check your grammar and your self before dissin other people.


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Arie S  12y ago

You foul!


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Arie S.  12y ago

anonymous: learn to spell correctly before you deliver rediculous comment.


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anonymous  12y ago

absolutely apauling car.


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Amoxx  14y ago

DMC (De Lorean Motor Companyn) designed that they would use a 200bhp V6 but then they eventually changed it to a cheaper 170bhp version to cut productioncosts. 177km/h is the top speed for the 3 speed automatic and 208km/h with manual. Who knows why...


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FastestLaps  14y ago

I am sure the V6 does 200 km/h.


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Wads  14y ago

It may be a little higher than 109mph as thats the same stated top speed as the slower US 140bhp version which did 0-60 in 10.5sec and 0-100mph in 40!!!!


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FastestLaps  14y ago

109.74 miles/h (177 km/h). That's top speed of a van.