DeLorean DMC-12 | A cinema car

The appointment today is with a cinema car and this week we speak of a truly historic car known to all lovers of four wheels and the big screen, the DeLorean DMC-12. It became famous for its appearance in the Back to the Future trilogy filmed in the ’80s: The special example used during the shooting was equipped with atomic propulsion system, in order to travel in time. Passing car series was the only American sports car built by the manufacturer and was produced for only three years (1981 to 1983), for a total of just over 9,000 copies sold. In particular there were two elements that characterized the DeLorean DMC-12 based on a design by Giorgetto Giugiaro: the gullwing doors an unusual for the time thing  and the body of stainless steel.

DeLorean DMC-12 front

DeLorean DMC-12 front

DeLorean DMC-12 front

DeLorean DMC-12 front

DeLorean DMC-12 side

DeLorean DMC-12 side

The car was powered by the V6 with 130 horsepower and 208 Nm of torque with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 9 seconds (even though many questioned this data) and a top speed of about 200 km/h. In 2007 a company called DeLorean Motor Company (with no ties to the original) acquired the rights of the car and began production with about 20 units per year.

DeLorean DMC-12 face

DeLorean DMC-12 face

DeLorean DMC-12 interior

DeLorean DMC-12 interior

DeLorean DMC-12 dashboard

DeLorean DMC-12 dashboard

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