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Delorean or Ferrari 355


knightjp
08-17-2012, 07:21 PM
I admit I'm a Geek and a huge BTTF fan... And any BTTF fan is a huge fan of the Delorean.

Been wrestling with the idea of what my ultimate dream car is gonna be. It needs to have gull-wing doors like the Delorean. Now most call those Lamborghini style doors as gulling, but they're not. I want a car with doors like the Delorean...
So the answer seems simple.. Why not get a Delorean then? But the Delorean isn't all that fast.
My favorite all time sports car is the Ferrari F355.. I just think it is the best looking Ferrari ever made. But it doesn't have gulling doors...
I know it sounds like a no-brainer.. It's a Ferrari.. who cares?... I know, but I want the doors... call me crazy..

So now have two options:

Delorean with an swap for a Jaguar V8
Ferrari 355 modified with gullwing doors...


With the Ferrari, you're buying into the brand and the name. Definitely the Delorean isn't in the same league when it comes to sheer 'Cool' factor. Everyone knows it... everyone enjoys seeing it and hearing that V8 roar.. If you wanna impress a girl, show up in a Ferrari... :P
Getting the Delorean style Gullwing doors on the Ferrari would require some engineering, etc... but its not impossible. Never seen it done to many cars let alone a Ferrari, but still possible.

With the Delorean. Its only known to fans of the BTTF movies and car Geeks like us. The car looks generally late 70s - mid 80s in style and shape and very ordinary from the front. But when the doors open, then the car does show.
Where it lacks in the engine performance, I've seen many on the DMC forums who have done conversions and changed the engines. V6s, SBC V8s, SBF V8s, 2JZ, etc... Some have even gone as far as to make their car electrical.
So while the Delorean does look ordinary in some ways, it does provide a nice blank canvas with gullwing doors for you to make your dream car.

Any ideas on which of the two is the better option??

knightjp
08-25-2012, 05:32 PM
Or maybe just forget about either and go for a Lotus Esprit S1

Webtalk
10-14-2012, 02:44 AM
F355 is simply one of the most amazing, purest driving cars that has ever been made. The F355 reminds us of every single reason why we buy an exotic automobile.

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