Blast from the past: Xcar takes a closer look at DeLorean DMC-12

The DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the coolest cars from the 80s thanks to the Back to the Future film trilogy, which literally put it in front of millions all over the world.

Between 1981 and 1983 close to 9000 cars were produced until the North Ireland based DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt due to many reasons like the US market crash and the fact that the car was just what some people call rubbish.

It had the look, but it was heavy with a soft suspension, numb steering, weak brakes and a weak 130bhp 2.8-litre V6 linked to an automatic transmission, which clearly was not enough to make it sporty.

Despite all these factors it is a cool car and there are plenty of fans around the world. There is even a DeLorean Owners Club UK.

Xcar recently got the keys to an unmolested DMC-12 and here’s the story:


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