Re: [DMCForum] Response to DW D1 add and Extreme Prices for DOA Las Vega
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Re: [DMCForum] Response to DW D1 add and Extreme Prices for DOA Las Vegas event

I have regretted turning my car into a "time machine" simply because I can't 
drive and enjoy it like I used to. It was a lot of fun to drive.
However after driving my HEMI Magnum for the last 50K miles I am spoiled 
Heated leather, 400HP with equal torque. All the goodies you could imagine
and one of the fastest things on the road.
It will smoke most cars up to about 160MPH.
It does 0-60 in 6 seconds.
Not too shabby for a STATION WAGON.
It would be hard to go back to a PRV after all that.

So I plan to get another DeLorean and the first thing I will do is yank that
pathetic little motor out and put in something better.
I mean, you could spend thousands to twin turbo the PRV and get less power
than a stock Ford Taurus????
The best solution I have seen is an Aurora V6, basically a 6 version of the 
it's lighter than a PRV, 230HP stock, and you can get one in a junk yard 
Put twin turbos on that and you have almost 400HP.

This discussion has been made a million times.
I just want a modern car that is fast, has some cool gadgets and fun to 
If I could put all that into the DeLorean I would have it all.
All I know is you can't take it with you.
I'm gonna drive mine into the dirt!!!!
- VB

>From: Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Response to DW D1 add and Extreme Prices for DOA 
>Las Vegas event
>Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 19:08:02 +0000
>Hi Bob
>You hit the nail right on the head with " Is the DeLorean a fun hot rod,
>sports car that you can play around with, or is it is museum piece to
>keep shiny and clean?".
>  From my perspective, the car is too slow. I've just spent less than a
>fifth of the worth of my DeLorean to buy my Skyline and it's well over
>200 at the wheels to start with. The Skyline is a tuners dream and there
>really is nothing to stop you going way beyond 500hp - but you'll spend
>more than my DeLorean's worth just on the engine! (and people do!)
>But it seems to us that people buy a DeLorean to pose around in, and not
>to enjoy driving. Which is infuriating because it was designed by Lotus
>and given and engine and transmission combination that was used in
>racing by Alpine - and with good reason. It can be a really good
>driver's car. A lot of owners bring their car in for something simple,
>and we'll spot several problems that badly affect how the car drives -
>all too common because owners don't tend to drive more than just their
>own cars and think "that's just how they are".
>Given the chance to dirve a properly sorted original one, and then get
>intoa Skyline, suddenly you wish the DeLorean went as fast as it looked.
>And you may as well start with a PRV seeing as that's what it's got to
>begin with.
>IMO :-)
>(and some of the information regarding the 3 litre turbo engines has
>only recently come to light making them feasible as an option)
>BTW the DeLorean is the first car I've ever modified. My "everyday" cars
>have HAD to be reliable. I'm 29 and on my second "everyday car". Both
>have been Citroen turbo diesels :-D
>Best Wishes
>Bob Brandys wrote:
> > Martin,
> >
> > Your comments reminds me of the good old days. Years ago and today,
> > it is common for young people to modify their engines to get more HP.
> > This was always fun and a good time when working with your buddies.
> >
> > What was important was performance. How many of us had a car with a
> > hopped up engine and terrible paint or rust?
> >
> > Some of this fun has been lost with DeLoreans. It seems like more
> > concern is expressed about making the car look nice? Rather than
> > having fun with it.
> >
> > Only a few of us, change engines or try to increase the HP. The whole
> > idea of a hot rod was was more HP and fun. I see this "look nice"
> > aspect with many restored cars today. They look nice, but what
> > happened to the fun aspect?
> >
> > I think what you are doing is great fun and very interesting. It is
> > basic R & D on what it takes to make the PRV produce HP reflective of a
> > sports car.
> >
> > Is the DeLorean a fun hot rod, sports car that you can play around
> > with, or is it is museum piece to keep shiny and clean?
> >
> > Maybe I am just ranting, and I don't mean to offend any D owners.
> > But, some of the fun aspect of playing with a car and doing crazy
> > things to it , just seems to be fading away.
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > _
> >
> >
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