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Old 02-25-2002, 01:20 PM   #1
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Talking Who thinks the new DMC's will be successful?

Mr. De Lorean has the connections, the experience, and more than likely has some cash stashed away somewhere (Swiss bank accounts?). But will they sell?


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Ok, there are two versions of the new Delorean.

The first is the ultra-mega-cool version with a 13liter (yes, that's 13liters)V12, which is what the concept art car is supposed to have. This car is supposedly 85% complete.

The second version is an "affordable" version boasting a weight between 1400-1500lbs, mid-engine producting 250-270hp, with gull wing doors, and all that for under $30,000!

I got all this from http://www.deloreantime.com
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Old 03-01-2002, 05:26 PM   #2
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I think the "economy" versions will be highly successful, whereas the expensive versions will sell very few just as any real sports car does. Of course, a 13liter v12 sounds damn cool.
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Old 03-05-2002, 10:31 PM   #3
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Whatever the outcome, he was (once again) a trend-setter. I'm now reading how Pontiac will be releasing a newer two-door sports car to replace the Firebird. It too will be powerful yet amazingly cheap. Other cars on this bandwagon are the Nissan Z, Mazda RX8, and Dodge Neon.
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My god, 13 liters? Thats absurd! I want one

Yeah, Pontiac is making the Solstice, Dodge is making the Razor, the new Mustang Cobra gets 390hp, and you can up boost for 500hp...

Sports cars are making a comeback! Lotus is supposed to be preparing the M250 for a return to the NA market, Alfa and Maserati as well.

Z car, RX-8, Opel speedster, BMW Z5... everything looks so sweet...
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13L is too large, first that ammount of power would require such a strong drive train, second that engine would weigh a ton, the weight difference will mean -0- handling. And for how light that is...if the block was aluminum...for that size it should weigh 700 pounds at all. So wheres the rest of the weight?!?! This is such a joke, make me laugh HA HA.
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hahaha, I checked the site...and unless I missed it in whichcase lemme know, but all DMC-2 is now is a watch!

13L v-12hour watch!

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13L is too large, first that ammount of power would require such a strong drive train, second that engine would weigh a ton, the weight difference will mean -0- handling. And for how light that is...if the block was aluminum...for that size it should weigh 700 pounds at all. So wheres the rest of the weight?!?! This is such a joke, make me laugh HA HA.
You will be eating your words soon enough.
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You will be eating your words soon enough.
I gotta agree with the OS-man on this!!!
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And yet everyone ignores the lil detail that their fact site is now a watch site
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Sorry, my bad. The link in the beginning of this thread was for the watch which he is trying to sell to the very, very wealthy.

The car is at http://www.deloreantime.com/deloreanIMG.htm Watch his interviews... doesn't he remind you of ol' Hank Marusek... inventor of the Air Train?!?!?



The concept art is on another Web site (illegally) because Mr. DeLorean doesn't want people to know what this baby is gonna look like...
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bty, thats marusak, the true faimly speling, before the brothers changed it after they came from polland and the oldest brother had died (the brother who wouldnt let them change it)

and second off, how do we know this is him? Second, if I go on film saying i'm making my thunderbird a 4 second car, which is a daily driver with 30mpg, would you believe me?
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Second, if I go on film saying i'm making my thunderbird a 4 second car, which is a daily driver with 30mpg, would you believe me?
The difference is: Mr. DeLorean created several muscle cars at GM, then opened his own car company in Ireland, etc... He has built up a reputation for doing things. You, on the other hand, have not. I would not believe either of you unless you put your money where your mouth was...

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you asshole flamer.... (kidding)

If the car pans out to be true at

-too lazy to quote- It will cost close to one million dollars and will be powered by a 1250 horsepower engine!-/too lazy-

it would never susceed, the name alone would kill it for the short reputation in comparison to Lambos or Fararis (sp)

but if the econo ver pans out to be true I give it a chance. And eather way I would love to own one but I doubt it will end up built like its been claimed.
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but if the econo ver pans out to be true I give it a chance. And eather way I would love to own one but I doubt it will end up built like its been claimed.
I agree that the upscale model is a bomb (unless it seriously kicks the Vector's a**).

The econo version is closer to his idea back in the 1970's. With the electric car craze, he should pursue an altenative powerplant...
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I once read a brief biography of Mr. Delorean (mostly during his time making cars). Let me tell you he is CRAZY!! Not funny crazy, not intense crazy....Im talking about PADDED WALLS CRAZY
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