• Jul 9, 2010
Translogic takes a look at the DMC 12 – Click above to watch video after the jump

The crew from Translogic had a chance to spend some time with one of the most iconic cars of the '80's – the DeLorean DMC-12. Co-host Bradley Hasemeyer took the time to look into the cars over three episodes by stopping into the DMC of California shop to see how the cars are continuing to survive, what owners are doing to update the machines and what's on the horizon for the stainless gullwing. While the DeLorean originally hit the scene with a lowly 130 horsepower, the company has managed to squeeze nearly 200 ponies from the 2.8-liter V6 with some creative engine work.

You can even have a DMC-12 built nearly brand-new for you right now if you have the cash. The company strips a donor car down to its individual pieces, swaps the standard steel frame for a stainless bits and goes from there. Hasemeyer doesn't say exactly how much that will set you back, but we can imagine it's not cheap, especially for a car that would get the run around by your run of the mill Honda Accord. Hit the jump to take a look (hint: If you just want to skip to the DeLorean material, you'll want to cue ahead to 1:40 in to the first video), and if you like what you see, subscribe to Translogic via iTunes.

[Source: Translogic]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      How about just skipping to stage 5 and using the 5.4 engine and transaxle from the ford gt?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or how about throwing an EcoTec in there?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Who cares what they put in there, so long as it's not filled with used pinball machine parts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You can buy one brand new from DMC with nearly 200hp for about 65k.
        • 4 Years Ago
        or you buy a used one for $15,000 to $25,000
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the boots.
      • 4 Years Ago
      LS swap anyone?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it come with a flux capacitor?
        • 4 Years Ago
        You can get flux capacitors too. (just not real ones)
      • 4 Years Ago
      How much or little do you need for a donor car? Would a totalled one work, all salvage titles aside?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I would assume it's similar to restoring any other classic car, a subject that I know NOTHING about.

        However, I had read somewhere that DMC could build brand new Delorean models but the reason they require a donor car is to get around today's emission and crash standards. Otherwise the project would cost much more.
      • 4 Years Ago
      whats its new 0-88 time?
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