Re: [DML] top speed
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Re: [DML] top speed


Thanks to my father, who has kept every Road & Track magazine from the early 
1950's until today, I can extract the following from the June, 1981 edition 
of Road & Track...

"The V-6 engine DeLorean buys from Renault has sufficient horsepower to 
speed the DMC along to a top figure of 125 mph, according to the factory.  I 
couldn't verify that under these circumstances, but I'm quite sure I touched 
100 mph occasionally on the longer, straight stretches of motorway."

However, according to the July 1981 edition of Car & Driver the top speed 
was reported to be 120 mph.  The December 1981 edition also reported the 
same 120 mph figure.  And just to throw some more numbers in the pile, the 
May 1981 edition of Car & Driver reported the top speed to be 130 mph 
(according to the manufacturer).

So...  I'd say anything between 120 and 130 is fair game.  :-)

Hope this helps,
Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "andy" <andyblackmon@xxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 9:01 PM
Subject: [DML] top speed

> Guys in 1981 Road and Track test drove the new Delorean. I am sure
> that someone on this site has this magazine close at hand. They wrote
> a nice review of the car and they listed the top speed they got on a
> race track. I don't recall the exact speed they listed but I think it
> was in the 150's. As I said someone must have this article handy. I
> can tell you for sure that the top end is over 125 stock.
> Andy B 3513 

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