DeLorean DMC 12
De-Lorean DMC Tyres
- The original tyres on the Delorean DMC12 were Goodyear NCT 195/60R14 on the front and 235/60R15 on the rear.
- Currently the best tyres we know for the Delorean are 195/60 VR 14 Michelin MXV3-A front and 235/60 WR 15 Pirelli P600 rear.
- Sadly we do not currently have a Delorean tyre set up that offers the same tread patterns front and rear.
- But we are happy that we have 2 extremely good quality tyres for the Delorean.
- However that serves Delorean right for having different size wheels front and rear. I mean really.
- Suggested tyre pressure for the Delorean DMC 12 are 23psi front and 30psi in the back.
The Pirelli tyre and the Michelin tyre are speed rated as S (170mph max) and V (149mph max) respectively. Reaching the 88mph necessary for time travel won't be an issue on these tyres!
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History of the DeLorean DMC 12
The DeLorean DMC-12 (commonly referred to simply as "the DeLorean," as it was the only model ever produced by the company) is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981–83. The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fibreglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis, along with external brushed stainless steel body panels. It became widely known and iconic for its appearance, and a modified DMC-12 was immortalized as the DeLorean time machine in the Back to the Future media franchise.
The first prototype appeared in October 1976. Production officially began in 1981 in Dunmurry, a suburb of southwest Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the first DMC-12 rolled off the production line on January 21. Over the course of production, several features of the car were changed, such as the hood style, wheels, and interior. About 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production halted in early 1983.
The DMC-12 was the only model produced by the company, which was later liquidated as the US car market went through its largest slump since the 1930s. In 2007, about 6,500 DeLorean Motor cars were believed still to exist.
British entrepreneur Stephen Wynne started a separate company in 1995 based in Texas and using the "DeLorean Motor Company" name. He acquired the trademark on the stylized "DMC" logo shortly thereafter, as well as the remaining parts inventory of the original DeLorean Motor Company. The company builds new cars at its suburban Humble, Texas location from new old stock (NOS) parts, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and reproduction parts on a "made to order" basis using existing vehicle identification number (VIN) plates.
On January 27, 2016, DMC in Texas announced that it planned to build about 300-325 replica 1982 DMC-12 cars, each projected to cost just under $100,000.