Fastest DeLorean: A Powerhouse?
The movie icon, the DeLorean DMC-12, might seem spotless and robust, yet disappoints in terms of performance. Nevertheless, this amazing illustration affirms that with satisfactory modifications after purchase, the DeLorean can be turned into something that will reach 88 mph before you can even utter “Back to the Future.”
Timothy Moceri procured the DMC-12 in 2020 and promptly began working on it, beginning with refurbishing its shiny stainless steel bodywork, followed by incorporating the first version of its widebody kit.
The iconic ’80s sports car has since taken on a fresh, Cyberpunk-inspired look with the addition of extensive over fenders, side skirts, and bulky bumpers. These body features were created using 3-D printing technology, then strategically secured to the frame with fiberglass.
The DMC-12’s stock 2.8-liter V6 was replaced with a 5.3-liter LS Gen4 engine taken from first-generation Chevrolet Silverado models, upgraded with twin Garrett turbochargers, creating over five times as much power than the factory model. As reported by its owner, it now produces an estimated 700 horsepower, surpassing the recent 630-hp DeLorean and a twin-turbocharged V6 modified version of the car.
The automobile additionally boasts its own individual throttle bodies, specially-crafted 6061 plenums, and Vibrant titanium for both the cold and hot sides of the exhaust. It is outfitted with a Haltech Nexus R5 for its fuel management as well. As for its transmission, it has been equipped with a Porsche G96 from an early 2000s Porsche 911 Carrera.
The interior of the DeLorean has stayed true to its eighties design, apart from its bucket seats, gauge cluster cowl and inner door panels which have been modernized. The center console has also been altered to fit the airlift controls. It has Restomod air AC controls, although all the components have already been installed and necessitate the car being operable. To present a futuristic augment, it is complemented with a Haltech IC7 display.
Regarding the DeLorean’s front trunk, it obtains an air system managing apparatus, a 20-inch flux vessel plus relays designed for the fuelling pumps and light indicators.
For its rotation components, the DeLorean comes equipped with 3-section Skol SK17 rims all around. The fores measure 18×12, and the rears have a dimension of 17×10. The fronts feature zero offset, whereas the rear features a -36 offset for optimal alignment. Additionally, DMC-12 is fitted with Toyo R888R tires to maximize performance and enhance the assertive appearance of its tread pattern.