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1981 DE LOREAN SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Type: light-alloy 90 V6 with overhead
camshafts
Displacement: 2.85 liters (174 cu. in.)
Compression ratio: 8.8:1
Block: light-alloy with cast iron cylinder
liners
Heads: light-alloy, cross-flow hemi-chambers
Cooling system: water/ethylene glycol, for-
ward radiator with twin thermostatically
controlled electric cooling fans
Fuel system: C.I.S. Bosch K-Jetronic
mechanical fuel injection
Ignition system: breakerless, electronic Bosch
Emission control: Lambda Sond/catalytic,
unleaded fuel

DRIVE TRAIN
Engine location: rear mounted

 

Transmission: 5-speed fully synchronized or
3-speed automatic
Final drive: transaxle/double universal
halfshafts, ratio 3.44:1

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

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

STEERING
Type: rack and pinion
Minimum turning radius: 5.334 meters (17.5')
Turning circle: 10.67M, curb to curb (35')
Wheel turns, lock to lock: 2:65

BRAKES
Type: power assisted discs, front and rear
Disc diameter: 254mm (10") front, 267mm
(10.5") rear
Parking brake: mechanical, self adjusting,
acting on rear brakes

WHEELS/TIRES
Wheels: cast light-alloy, 357mm x 152mm
(14" x 6") front; 381mm x 203mm (15" x 8")
rear
Tires: steel belted radial, Goodyear NCT

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase: 2408mm (94.8")
Track: 1590mm (62.6") front; 1588mm (62.5")
rear
Length overall: 4267mm (168.0")
Width overall: 1988mm (78.3")
Height: 1140mm (44.88")
Weight, with full tank: 1233kg (2712 lbs.)
Fuel capacity: 51.6 liters (13.2 gal.)
Luggage capacity: 396 liters (14 cu. ft.)


Specifications and equipment based on available
information at time of printing are subject to change
without notice

DeLorean Motor Company
2055 Southeast Main St.
Irvine, California 92714

 

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