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eBay Find of the Day: DeLorean twin-turbo prototype engine

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Aug 19th, 2009 at 4:40PM

Between the sports cars and his jet-set lifestyle, John Z. DeLorean was a man typified by excess. So would it come as any great surprise that he wasn't perfectly satisfied with the meager 170 horsepower output of the Peugeot-Renault-Volvo V6 in his self-titled aluminum stainless steel wonder? In 1980, after an aborted attempt at fusion power, the ambitious auto executive turned to Legend Industries to develop a twin-turbo version of the PRV engine, and this is what they came back with. While we figure the turbo upgrade ought to be good for 1.21 gigawatts, official output numbers weren't... Read More

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