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Am I the only one who, given plenty of disposeable money, would like to make a "restomod" of a DeLorean to make it go and handle like it looks? It always looked to me like an Irish Lotus Esprit, or something.
 

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Am I the only one who, given plenty of disposeable money, would like to make a "restomod" of a DeLorean to make it go and handle like it looks? It always looked to me like an Irish Lotus Esprit, or something.
Not even close to the only one if the DMC company wanting to make new ones and the dude who LS swapped one are anything to go by.
 

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Am I the only one who, given plenty of disposeable money, would like to make a "restomod" of a DeLorean to make it go and handle like it looks? It always looked to me like an Irish Lotus Esprit, or something.


Nope. There are all sorts of drivelines that will fit in there and are better than the original. And while you are at it, why not make it handle better too?
 

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Am I the only one who, given plenty of disposeable money, would like to make a "restomod" of a DeLorean to make it go and handle like it looks? It always looked to me like an Irish Lotus Esprit, or something.

I like this idea. Full tube chassis, drivetrain would be subjective, but something that whistled, popped and cracked would be best.
 

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Wankel for added reliability.

I'll see myself out.
Well, you could try to sync the engine replacement cycle with those for the other bits of the car. :unsure:
 

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Jeeps? JEEPS?! Disgusting. Very impressive, I've seen it before. Bloody loonies though, one wrong move and it'll end in tears.

Also I missed the DeLorean discussion, I don't think any piston engine really sounds right for a DeLorean. It should either be a turbine or an electric motor. Maybe a motor powered by a small jet turbine generator? Are you receving this Colin Furze?
 

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Also I missed the DeLorean discussion, I don't think any piston engine really sounds right for a DeLorean. It should either be a turbine or an electric motor. Maybe a motor powered by a small jet turbine generator? Are you receving this Colin Furze?
Yes, I was also thinking that the DeLorean would be a prime candidate for electrification, so just transplant the drive train and battery sections from a totaled Tesla Model S.
 

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Oh, so we agree on the wankel.
Well I hadn't considered that craziness and skipped past your post but it makes a the right kind of noise! :LOL:

I'll still go with electric, a Tesla drivetrain swap would really make this stereotypically slow car into the beast it should be. I'll also have the power generated by fusion please.

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