THE FIRST DELOREAN TIME MACHINE DRAG RACE | DMC Delorean



Enjoy the world’s first head to head of a Delorean Time Machine versus a stock DMC Delorean. In addition to the race, enjoy an exclusive interview at the new DMC Factory in Houston Texas. A huge thank you to @DeLorean Motor Company for speaking to us about the history of the Delorean!

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The DMC DeLorean (often referred to as the “DeLorean”) is a rear-engine, two-door, two-passenger sports car manufactured and marketed by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) for the American market from 1981 to 1983—ultimately the only car brought to market by the fledgling company. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and noted for its gull-wing doors and brushed stainless-steel outer body panels, the sports car was also noted for a lack of power and performance incongruous with its looks and price. Though its production was short-lived, the car became widely known when featured as the time machine in the Back to the Future media franchise.

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26 Comments

  1. Loved this video and love what you guys are doing with the Delorean Motor Company. Always interested to see what’s going on and hope to visit someday, and own a Delorean! I’ve only wanted one since I saw them on the news in 1981!!! Best wishes from the UK 🇬🇧

  2. Pretty sure neither one hit 88MPH! LOL! love these cars so funny! At 54 I still remember seeing the first one in the theaters was hooked since then! thanks PAM!

  3. The story of John DeLorean is a tragic one. Glad these guys are trying their best to bring this brand back. It's certainly an uphill road. …but the design is timeless.

  4. Wow a whole 130 h.p. ! Really hard to get excited about the underwhelming performance of these cars, if they weren’t in a cool movie we would not be even discussing them. I agree the concept was interesting and the stainless / gull wing doors are novel but the heart of any great car is the engine and this wheezy power plant doesn’t make it.

  5. Of course the stock model was going to have overall victory: if the time machine still has the stock engine (pretty sure they said so) then the extra cosmetics will add weight and slow it down.

    There was a throwaway line in an episode of the TV series Chuck featuring a stock Delorean, the owner claimed that the movie cars were refitted with Porsche engines, which would give the power needed to push 88mph. Can anyone shed light or clarify on this detail?

  6. Fake, the time machine variants built for the movie had half the 0-60 time of the stock cars. The whole reason the movie cars used different engines was because the regular cars were so goddamn slow (if they would actually start).

  7. Wow great video, I work in the video production business, and this video is really really good, my only question is why the editor didn't color grade the exterior shots, B Roll with the cars…it is obviously ungraded LOG, flat footage….

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