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Here are the original factory specs for the 81 DeLorean

Type: light-alloy 90 V6 with overhead camshafts
Displacement:2.85 liters
(174 cu. in)
Bore and Stroke: 91 x 73mm
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Block: light-alloy with cast iron cylinder heads
Heads: light alloy, cross flow hemi-chambers
Cooling System: water/ethylene glycol
Fuel System: CIS Bosh K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection
Emission control: Lambda Sound catalytic, unleaded fuel

          DRIVE TRAIN
Engine location: rear mounted
Transmission: 5-speed fully synchronized or 3-speed auto
Final Drive: transaxle/double universal half-shafts, ratio 3.44:1

Underbody: composite structure
Outer panels: brushed stainless steel, grade 304
Construction: corrosion protected steel backbone frame supporting cross members and 4-wheel independent suspension

Front: unequal length upper and lower control arms, coil springs, telescopic shocks and stabilizer bar
Rear: Diagonal trailing radius arms with upper and lower links, coil springs with telescopic shocks

Type: rack and pinion
Turn radius: 17.5 feet
Turn circle: 35 feet
Wheel turns, lock to lock: 2.65

Type: Power assisted discs, front and rear
Disc diameter:254mm (10") front, 267mm (10.5") rear
Parking brake: mechanical, self adjusting, rear brake

Wheels: cast alloy, 357 x 152mm (14 x 6") front; 381 x 203mm (15 x 18") rear
Tires: steel belted radial, Goodyear NCT


Wheelbase: 2804mm (94.8")
Track:1590mm (62.6") front, 1588mm (62.5") rear
Length overall: 4267mm (168")
Width overall: 1988mm (78.3")
Height: 1144mm (44.88")
Weight (full tank): 1233kg (2712 lbs)
Fuel capacity: 51.6 liters, 13.2 gal
Luggage capacity: 396 liters (14 cu.' )

Stainless steel body panels
Counterbalanced gull-wing doors
Body side molding
Tinted windows
Intermittent windshield wipers
Halogen headlamps
Engine/luggage compartment lights
Interior hood and engine      compartment release

Air conditioning
AM/FM stereo radio w/ cassette
Power windows
Central locking system
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Dual electronic remote side mirrors
Cast light-alloy wheels
Electronic rear window defogger
Electronic tachometer
Locking gas cap


This page last modified on Tuesday, April 08, 2008