1981 DeLorean DMC-12 PRV-6 single overhead camshaft per bank of cylinde
We're sending you back to the future
The doors mostly. Despite the cool factor, they suck. They don't really fit the body, water leaks constantly and there is just way to much crap inside of them. Pathetic horsepower. Easily fixed with the assistance of Nissan Motors.
I love this car, and I have been to the future believe it or not. Good looking car, very little room for really anything. A useful tip for some of you DeLorean fans, the engines are sad, pick up an SR-20 motor from Nissan, you will not be disappointed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th June, 2003
25th Dec 2003, 03:30
I think any engine is entitled to have pathetic horsepower if it's done close to a million miles.
If you have been back to the future, can you give me the contact details of the firm which supplies Flex Capacitors? I can't find them in either the RS or Farnell catalogues, and E. Brown Enterprises Inc. is apparently no longer trading. I think it would be a rather neat addition to my Mazda MX-6.
Mind you, if every time jump bungs 15K on the odometer I'm not so sure.
31st Mar 2004, 13:56
I think you mean FLUX capacitors. I've read a few reviews on this car and from what I can see you could solve nearly all the problems associated with the car by putting in a Japanese engine, preferably a Honda or Toyota.
22nd Jul 2004, 13:43
All you have to do is find an early Volvo V6, and throw it in. DeLorean was smart in using engines developed by the Europeans, as they tend to keep them supplied with parts. Here in Australia, we have so many of the V6 Volvos ie; 264 sedans or 265 wagons. People sell them with rusted out bodies for under $500US. I don't know the availability of them in the US. Hope this helps any prospective DeLorean restorers.
9th Sep 2005, 10:57
Fool's! Just add a twin turbo lotus esprit v8 engine to your dmc 12, plus this kinda keeps the car pure as a lot of the engineering was done by lotus. (This may not be cheap!)
15th Aug 2006, 12:47
I love these cars, but I can't find one and I want to buy one.
24th Aug 2006, 15:35
Go to ebay. there are usually a few Deloreans for sale. Some are basket-cases, but most been maintained pretty well. At least, on par with a used corvette. I'd take a restored Delorean any day.
25th Nov 2006, 22:31
When I got mine a year and a half ago I had the doors changed to open like normal, now its the same setup as the Ford GT.
28th May 2007, 12:53
I set up the doors so they open the opposite way, they open from the top. it's really hard to get in it now.