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By popular request, listed below are the complete specifications of the DeLorean Sports Car as published by the factory at the car's introduction in 1981.


 Engine
     Type           Light-alloy 90deg V6, with overhead camshafts.
     Displacement   2.85 liters (174 cubic inches)
     Bore & stroke  91x73mm
     Compression    8.8:1
     Block type     Light-alloy with cast iron cyl. liners.
     Cyl. heads     Light-alloy, cross-flow, hemi-chambers.
     Cooling sys.   Water/Ethylene Glycol, radiator forward
                    with twin thermostatically controlled fans
     Fuel system    C.I.S. Fuel-injection, Bosch K-Jetronic
     Ignition sys.  Breakerless, electronic/Bosch.
     Emission ctrl. Lambda Sond/catalytic, unleaded fuel.

 Drivetrain
     Engine loc.    Rear-mounted.
     Transmission   5 speed, fully synchronized or 3 speed auto
     Final drive    Trans-axle/dbl. univ. half-shafts, ratio
                    3.44:1.

 Body
     Construction   Structural-composite single piece underbody
                    with corrosion free outer body panels; 304
                    stainless steel.

 Chassis
     Construction   Corrosion protected steel backbone frame
                    with fore and aft wishbones, supporting cross
                    members and 4-wheel independent suspension;
                    controlled impact crush.

 Suspension
     Front          Compliant, unequal length wishbones and coil
                    boxed spring, telescopic shock absorbers and
                    anti-roll bar.
     Rear           Compliant, diagonal trailing radius arms with
                    upper and lower links, coil spring with
                    telescopic shock absorbers.
                    
 Steering                    
     Type           Rack and pinion               
     Min. Turn      5.334 meters (17.5 feet)
     Turning circle 10.67 meters, curb to curb (35 feet)
     Wheel turns    2.65 (lock to lock)
     
 Brakes
     Type           Power assisted discs, front and rear
     Disc diameter  254mm (10 inches) front, 267mm (10.5 inches) rear
     Parking brake  Mechanical, self adjusting, acting on rear discs
     
 Wheels/Tires
     Wheels         Cast light alloy, 357mm x 152mm (14 inches x 6 inches)
                    front; 381mm x 203mm (15 inches x 8 inches) rear
     Tires          Goodyear NCT steel belted radial
     
 Dimensions and Capacities
     Wheelbase      2408mm (94.8 inches)
     Track          1590mm (62.6 inches) front; 1588mm (62.5 inches) rear
     Length overall 4267mm (168.0 inches)
     Width overall  1988mm (78.3 inches)
     Height         1140mm (44.88 inches)
     Weight         1233kg (2712 pounds) with full tank
     Fuel Capacity  51.6 liters (13.2 gallons)
     Luggage space  396 liters (14 cubic feet)
     
 Standard Features
     Stainless steel body panels
     Counter-balanced gull-wing doors
     Leather seats and trim
     Air conditioning
     Multi-speaker, high output stereo system with cassette
     Power windows
     Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
     Dual electric remote side mirrors
     Full instrumentation
     Central door locking system
     Tinted glass
     Body side moldings
     Intermittent windshield wipers
     Sylvania halogen headlamps
     Engine/luggage compartment lights
     Interior hood and engine compartment release
     Electric rear window defogger


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