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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DeLorean DMC-12 (1981-1982)


Everything began in 1974. John Z. DeLorean and Bill Collins began work on a project of the American dream car, DeLorean DMC-12. Visions of car designers miel keynote, innovative technologies, offers unparalleled safety systems, twosząc car from another era. DeLorean was supposed to be sporty, safe, elegant and cheap car. In 1978, DeLorean founded the company, which he called his own name. This was the first new company in the U.S. automotive market since 1925. During nearly two years Sir John has built the most technically advanced car factory in the world. Placed it in Ireland.

At the same time the project took on a car shape. The author opened up the door (so-called "gull wings") was an Italian stylist Giorgetto Giugiaro. John Z. DeLorean mróbował work with the Porsche, but in vain. After not successful negotiations with the German company decided to help Lotus. Their concept is a little different from that which Collins presented earlier. He claimed that the car should be simple and easy for ordinary bread eater. Instead they should focus on more important, not necessarily visible detail. Collins and the rest of August and they agreed on one point - the car body will not be painted at all!

DMC DeLoreana features a centrally-mounted engine with a capacity of 2.8 liters and 130 hp and five-speed manual gearbox or trzybiegową automatycznom. Gave the car to a speed 220 km per hour. Its designers insisted that the vehicle complies with all possible standards ekologiczne.Konstuktorzy emphasized that the vehicle meets all environmental standards. The main source of sales were to be DeLoreanów United States. The business owner also planned to open a factory in the U.S., but for economic reasons it has opened in Northern Ireland. Interestingly, he had to open factory in Puerto Rico.

Just before the start of production was added DeLoreanowi number of 12th This was to be the initial price, which should cost $ 12.000, and in fact cost $ 28.000. The long process of design and production costs made the price rose by almost 230%! Rates in 1981 are not criminals klijentów a week traveled about 400 copies of the DMC. In 1982 he began to happen problems, lack of money, the demand for DeLoreany, all this meant that sir. John has had to suspend production. The founder of the factory tried to rescue her in many ways but in vain. As a result, John Z. DeLorean was involved in a drug scandal, was ultimately acquitted in court. But blemish on the reputation remained.