1981 DeLorean DMC-12 from North America - Comments

23rd Jul 2005, 16:38

I'm in Portugal too (born and raised) and I've been a DeLorean fan for years. I was amazed the other day when I found out how much you'd have to pay to import a DeLorean here... Maybe when the automobile tax laws change...

Pedro Rosário.

17th Aug 2005, 11:51

Thank you for a very well written and informative review!

One minor correction: The PRV engine was not used in most Volvos--just the 6-cylinder ones made in the 1970s. Most Volvos until the 1990s had a 4-cylinder Volvo-manufactured engine. This latter engine--also used in the 740 and 940 series--is more renowned for its durability than the PRV, though the PRV is a decent machine in its own right.

21st Sep 2006, 11:17

First of all I´d like to say that I´m very happy to being given the opportunity to speak to other DeLorean fans. I´m also Portuguese and I´ve been a fan of this car since I was very young. It´s got to be my favourite car in the world. See y'all later!

Gonçalo Sampaio.

27th Nov 2006, 09:02

At last a good, honest review about the DMC. On the PRV front I believe that engine was also used in the Lancia Thema V6 before they used the Alfa romeo unit. The PRV unit was designed as a torquey unit for cruising rather than thrashing around.

6th Sep 2010, 15:41

I always like reading articles about the Delorean, it's a favorite car of mine. I came across an article a few weeks back with Jay Leno driving a refurbished Delorean, here is the link if anybody wants to watch it. http://chrisescars.com/jay-leno-takes-a-look-at-a-delorean/

23rd Mar 2011, 11:13

Volvo used the PRV in its cars until 1990 (264,262,760,780), when the 960 inaugurated a new in-line 6 Cyl by Volvo. The 4 cylinder (red block) was for turbo versions and all in all not common.

1st Sep 2012, 11:48

The above comment is inaccurate. Volvo used the four-cylinder B230 engine in most 240, 740, and 940 models. The B230FT was just a turbo version of this engine. The point is that the DeLorean does not use that engine, which is more reliable, but produces less torque and horsepower.

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