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De Lorean
DMC-12
(1981)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)
De Lorean
SerieDMC
Model family
ModelDMC-12
Model code
Issued from1981
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designerGiugiaro
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2408 / 94.8 / 94.8
Track front [mm / in / in]1660 / 65.4 / 65.4
Track rear [mm / in / in]1590 / 62.6 / 62.6
Length [mm / in / in]4270 / 168.1 / 168.1
Width [mm / in / in]1850 / 72.8 / 72.8
Height [mm / in / in]1170 / 46.1 / 46.1
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]140 / 5.5 / 5.5
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1244 / 2743 / 2743
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]38.0 / 38.0 / 38.0
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]51 / 11.2 / 13.5

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.84 / 19.8 / 19.8 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerPRV
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)
Total number of cylinders6
Total number of valves12
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings4
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]91.0 / 3.58 / 3.58
Stroke [mm / in / in]73.0 / 2.87 / 2.87
Bore/Stroke ratio1.25
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2849 / 173.9 / 173.9
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]474.83 / 28.976 / 28.976
Compression ratio8.8
Fuel supplyBo K-Jetronic fuel inj.
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]96.9 / 129.9 / 129.9
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5500 / 5500 / 5500
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]207.0 / 152.7 / 152.7
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]2750 / 2750 / 2750
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]45.8 / 61.4 / 61.4 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]34.0 / 0.747 / 0.747
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]72.7 / 0.64 / 0.64

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.82
Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]104.5 / 79.2 / 79.2
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]9.60 / 9.60 / 9.60
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]209 / 130 / 130
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationrear
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.65
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs
Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardisc
Brakes detailsservo-assisted
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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