DeLorean DMC-12 can again stand on the conveyorJanuary 28, 2020
Texas-based Delorean Motor Company, not directly affiliated with the Irish automaker, may begin small-scale production of the updated DeLorean DMC-12 in 2021. In the American market, this model has become legendary due to participation in the filming of the film “Back to the Future.”
According to assumptions, the Delorean Motor Company will begin production of the coupe in 2016. At that time, the American company was already able to negotiate with the heirs of John Delorean, and also received rights to the DMC trademark and logo. However, the project was suspended due to delays with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of America, which was in no hurry to approve the rules for the production of such cars.
The case did not get off the ground only at the end of 2019, when the NHTSA web portal published a list of requirements for retro models that are assembled in small batches.
Now the Delorean Motor Company may again begin work on the car. Probably, the coupe will get a modified chassis and a new engine. The 2.8-liter 130-horsepower V6 engine will replace the 3.5-liter power unit with a capacity of 400 hp. It is assumed that the cost of the replica will start at 100 thousand dollars
In 2011, it became known that the DeLorean Motor Company was considering the possibility of producing an electric variation of the DMC-12 in a composite body. For such a compartment, a 200-hp electric motor was provided, powered by a set of lithium-phosphate batteries at 30 kW / h.
The release of DeLorean DMC-12 was carried out in Northern Ireland from 1981 to 1983. To the first “hundred” the car accelerates in 10.5 seconds, and its maximum speed is 177 km / h. In total, a little more than 8500 cars were produced.
In addition, DeLorean hovercraft was previously put up for sale. The creation of this machine began back in 2008, and ended in 2012.
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