Technical Specifications

DeLorean DMC-12 – the specs!

General info

Make / Model DeLorean DMC-12
Production run ~9,000
Years built 3 (1981-1983)
Style Two door coupe
First appearance
Chassis numbers x – x
Design Giorgetto Giugiaro
Lug nut size 19mm

Dimensions

(see image below)

Overall length (A) 166″ | 13ft. 10in.
Wheelbase (B) 95″ | 7ft. 11in.
Overall height (doors open, over mirror) (C) 77.2″ | 6ft. 6in.
Width (over doors) 72.83″ | 6ft. 1in.
Overall height (doors closed) (D) 44.88” | 3ft. 9in.
Overall width (doors closed) (E) 73.1″ | 6ft. 2in.
Track Front: 62.6” (F) | 5ft. 3in.
Rear: 62.5” (G) | 5ft. 3in.
Ground clearance Front: 5.6″ (H)
Rear: 6.1″ (J)
Front clearance 5.6”
Rear clearance 6.1”
Chassis
Weight (full tank of fuel) 2,844 lbs. (1290 kg)
Weight Distribution Front – 38%
Rear – 62%
Underbody Glass Reinforced Plastic (G.R.P.)
Body 304 brushed stainless steel
Suspension
Brakes Service brakes: Power assisted discs front and rear.

Parking brake: Mechanical, self-adjusting, acting on rear discs.

Turning radius Turning circle 42 ft. (12.80 m)
Tire sizes Front:
Rear:
Original tires Goodyear Eagle ___
Wheel type cast____

Engine

Type Rear mounted, liquid cooled, light alloy 90° V6, with single overhead camshaft per bank, and cross flow cylinder heads.
Fuel delivery C. I. S. (Continuous Injection System) mechanical fuel injection by Bosch K-Jetronic
Cylinder bore 3.58” (91mm)
Stroke 2.87” (73mm)
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Torque 153 ft. lb. (208 Nm)
Horsepower 130 (after catalytic converter)
Power 130 SAE NET HP @ 5,500 RPM
Cylinder bore 3.58” (91 mm)
Stroke 2.87” (73 mm)
Displacement 174 cu. in. (2849 cc)
Engine oil: Above 64°F (20°C) use Multigrade oil, SAE 20W/50
Manual & Automatic Transmission fluid: Below -10°C (-3°F) – SAE 75
Above -10°C (-3°F) – SAE 80Automatic Transmission – ATF type Dextron 11
Steering Gear Box Oil – API service GL-5 (SAE – EP90)
Wheel Bearing Grease – NLGI No. 2 (Lithium Base) Multi Purpose Grease
Brake and Clutch Fluid – DOT 4
Cooling System Anti-Freeze – Ethylene Glycol based (containing no Borax) with suitable corrosion inhibitors

Drivetrain

Gear Ratios
– Manual, 5 speed
1st : 3.364
2nd : 2.059
3rd : 1.381
4th : 1.057
5th : 0.8205
Reverse : 3.1818
Gear Ratios
– Automatic – 3 Speed
1st : 2.40
2nd : 1.48
3rd : 1.00
Reverse : 1.92
Transaxle with double universal half shafts Reduction Ratio 3.44 : 1 (Manual and Automatic)
Rack and pinion, manually operated Wheels turns, lock to lock 2.4 turns
Turning circle 42 ft. (12.80 m)

Electrical System

12 Volt Negative Ground
Battery (original) Delco Remy Freedom
Capacity 75 Amp/hour
Spark Plugs (original) Bosch HR 6 DS (Platinum Tipped)
Spark Plug Gap 0.024 – 0.028 in (0.6 – 0.7 mm)
Spark Plug Torque 13 – 15 ft. lbs. (17.20 Nm)

Capacities

Engine Crankcase 6.8 quarts (6.5 litres)
A/C Refrigerant 2.5 lbs. (1125 grams)
Fuel Tank 13.2 gallons (51.6 litres)
(91 octane unleaded only)
Cooling System 2.9 gallons (11.0 litres)
Manual transmission 7.75 pints (3.7 litres)
Final drive 3.6 pints (1.5 litres)
(automatic transmission only)

Prices

Originally planned $12,000
1981 retail ~$24,000