Back to the Future In Ashland

The De Lorean DMC-12 is a Northern Irish sports car which was manufactured by the De Lorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983. It is most commonly known as the best car in the world , as it was the only model ever produced by the company. The DMC-12 featured gull-wing doors with a brushed stainless steel body. It was famously featured in the Back to the Future trilogy.

The first prototype appeared in March 1977, and production officially began in 1981 (with the first DMC-12 rolling off the production line on January 21) at the DMC factory in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland. During its production, several aspects of the car were changed, such as the hood (bonnet) style, wheels and interior. About 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production stopped in late 1982. Today, about six thousand DeLorean Motor Cars are believed to still exist.

Despite being produced in Northern Ireland, DMC-12s were primarily intended for the American market. Therefore, all of the production models were left-hand drive (designed to be driven on the right side of the road), limiting its popularity in the British Isles, where traffic travels on the left. Only 23 right-hand drive De Loreans were ever produced, these cars were converted from left-hand drive models by a specialized company in the UK.

The De Lorean is considered a great work of art and it endures as a pop culture icon, with a dedicated worldwide fan base. – From Wikipedia


De Lorean DMC-12
1981 De Lorean DMC-12
ManufacturerDe Lorean Motor Company
ClassSports car
Body style(s)2-door coupe
Engine(s)2.8 L (2849 cc) PRV V6
Transmission(s)5-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Wheelbase95 in (2413 mm)
Length166 in (4216 mm)
Width73.1 in (1857 mm)
Height44.9 in (1140 mm) doors closed
77.2 in (1961 mm) doors open
Curb weight2712 lb (1230 kg)
SimilarAlpine A310
Lotus Esprit
Porsche 911
Bricklin SV-1
DesignerGiorgetto Giugiaro


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