Custom D with 4.5 0-60, 13sec. 1/4!!!

Discussion in '1981 DeLorean DMC-12' started by Delorean DMC-12 Rocks, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. #1 Delorean DMC-12 Rocks, Mar 17, 2004
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  2. Re: Custom D with 4.5 0-60, 13sec. 1/4!!!

    oh, some activity. anyone watch the vid?
     
  3. #3 4silverrings, Mar 17, 2004
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    Re: Custom D with 4.5 0-60, 13sec. 1/4!!!

    Yea that's nice. Can't complain about 300hp from a rotary engine and a Porsche 6-speed. Reminds me of one of the articles on www.entermyworld.com that was published in like 1986 about the twin turbo DeLorean. I've seen the pictures of DeLorean with big Ford and Chevy V8s, but that just doesn't look right. The rotary looks nice in the engine bay, yet I'd still perfer the one Delorean I saw with the Caddy Northstar engine in place (the Northstar 300hp was also transverse in the 90's Eldorados). Also from entermyworld.com, a guy named Rich who does crazy shit with DeLoreans was building a high performance DeLorean, don't know how its coming along.

    I want to see a DeLorean with an updated interior, trans, and engine, a more modern DeLorean, a man can dream.
     
  4. Re: Custom D with 4.5 0-60, 13sec. 1/4!!!

    That was pretty awsome
     
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    i love the interior, but still i dream too.
     
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    I personally saw the Northstar conversion in Memphis. The car itself is not a show winner but then engine does look nice in the back. And it sounded very nice. I have rebuilt a 97 Northstar engine and they are a well built engine with only minor things I would modify if I were to use one.

    I haven’t heard anything of Rich's car yet but the twin engine car is now running and will be at pigeon forge. Last year I heard that DMC Houston was thinking about making a super Delorean that would be nice to see.
     
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    super delorean? anything like the firestar maybe?
     
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    damn thatz pretty sweet <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    I've seen it in person. The guy who has it now lives approx. 30 minutes from me. Swwwweeeeet.

     

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    Hey i don't know how many of you watch the apprentice on nbc, but i was watching it and they showed this magnificent estate with donald trump in front of it and I couldn't help but think that I had seen the lands and the home before. Then it struck me, then the donald mentioned it was a 500 acre estate in bedminser new jersey. I remember reading somewhere that DeLorean's estate (434 acres) would be turned into a golf course and as it so happens, it was featured for a few seconds on the show. didn't mention john z tho. I just thought it was pretty crazy, he should atleast invited delorean for a free membership.
     
  11. Re: Custom D with 4.5 0-60, 13sec. 1/4!!!

    Which car are you talking about?
     
  12. Re: Custom D with 4.5 0-60, 13sec. 1/4!!!

    the tri-rotor? he so;d it. or is the guy who bought it...
     
  13. Re: Custom D with 4.5 0-60, 13sec. 1/4!!!

    Info!

    Not many people know this, but the Delorean was being developed as the first car to feature twin turbos, rather than a single large turbo, for better response and less lag. Unfortunately, that prototype dried up with the company. the car was supposed to make over 300hp (in 1983-1984) which was pretty much unheard of except from maybe a Lambo or a Ferrari. Then again, more weight out back and 300hp from the rear wheels MIGHT have given Lotus a few more months of work taming the car to make it driveable.
     
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    cool. i could believe the handling issue.
     
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    Cool site
     
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    i seen a tuner delorean a few days ago. It was pitiful. 70-80 stickers, a huge cheap spoiler, a bumblbee exhaust, cheap racing seats, a poorly designed body kit. If i had a camera with me i would have taken a picture
     
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    The question I would ask is: would you really want to take a picture of it?
     
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    its more of a joke than a car
     

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