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Motors Great Scott! DeLoreans to be made again!

Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 1 Aug 2007.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    From the Beeb:

    Will it come with a hover convertion as a factory fit option now? What about a Mister Fusion? :D

    All joking apart, I wonder if they'll do something nice with the powerplant... IIRC, the originals had a pretty naff Renault sourced V6, when it was designed for a big US V8.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Lorean_DMC-12
    http://www.pistonheads.com/milestones/delorean.htm

    Now where did I put that hoverboard and Sport's Alamanac? ;)
     
  2. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    It is a heavy car (over a tonne), requiring a powerful engine. The Renault/Peugeot/Volvo offering was rather mediocre.

    It had no power steering ( :eeek: ), and the exterior and interior panel fit (squeek!) was not not exactly up to German standards... The chassis was not stainless steel but covered in a thick epoxy layer, and was prone to a bit of rust. It had potential, but it was a product of the early Eighties.

    It would be great if they corrected all these flaws. Personally, I think they need some inspiration from the Vector W8. That ain't a dashboard (DeLorean)... That's a dashboard (Vector W8).

    Perhaps the cross-breed result would be like this. :D
     
  4. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Hello, Nurse! :hip:
     
  5. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Regardless of flaws, still one of my all time favorite cool looking cars. I'd love to see what they do with it.
     
  6. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    There's no reason to get one other than the look and respect you'll gain from geeks.
    Even so, that is one of the only cars I want.
     
  7. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    I liked Vector in the 90s. I had a bunch of brochures/calendars full of Vector photographs. Too bad they're out of the game now; the WX3 was the coolest car when I was in school... except nobody knew what a Vector was... Great cars, though.
     
  8. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Are rotary engines bigger over there? They're practically unheard of on this side of the pond
     
  9. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    An awful car in every single respect. Sorry.
     
  10. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Me wants :jawdrop:
     
  11. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Apart from the fact it looks awesome and you can hum the Back to the Future theme tune while doing 88mph while going down the motorway.
     
  12. Dizman

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    And if you get pulled over you can be like "Bbbbbut officer, it's a DeLorean! I can't NOT go 88 mph!"
     
  13. DarkLord7854

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    Nah, you flip the switch and go back 30mins and slow down right in front of the cop :)
     
  14. ultrastapler

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    weren't the deloreans originally planned with rotary engines in mind. the shitty renault engines are no reason to buld new deloreans
     
  15. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    Butt ugly if you ask me, and can they actually get to 88mph? Now if it could fly...
     
  16. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Some guy who works in my building drives a DeLorean. The first time I saw it I did a double take, and now every time I see it I hear Doc Brown shouting "1.21 gigawatts!!"

    -monkey
     
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    Only Mazda use them frequently iirc. They require topping up with oil regularly unlike a normal petrol engine and you either love or hate them. From what I've been told, when they go wrong they **** up big time and cost a lot, but others say they're more reliable than anything else!?
     
  18. Freedom

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    its the cost of replace the apex seals that make them expensive and difficult to repair. but they dont have any valves so no cam belt/chain to drive, they burn oil just like a two stoke engine does to keep its internals lubricated.
     
  19. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    That's where anchovies come in handy
     
  20. taliban_raider

    taliban_raider Just some guy; you know

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    Someone has been watching Futurama...

    I have always loved the DeLorean's looks, and always wished I could afford/find one. If they are to make them with those Renault engines though, well it would be a shame...
     
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