DeLorean - Tilbage til Fremtiden
Artikel af Civilingeniør John Genart
I en artikel tidligere, så diskuterede jeg den famøse fremtidsagtige bil, som blev anvendt til optagelserne i filmene "Tilbage til Fremtiden". Nu har jeg fundet ud af, hvad det er for en fantastisk bil. Det er et enestående fremtidssikret design af en irsk designer John DeLorean i 1976. Designet var langt foran sin tid.
Fuselagen består af børstede rustfrie stålplader. Bilen har en overlegen kraftig motor og et design med fantastiske himmelsøgende opadgående automatiske døre.
Bilen er i dag en legende og et kult-fænomen. De tilbageværende originale modeller sælges på auktioner verden over til skyhøje priser, og deres værdi synes at vokse dag for dag.
Dunmurry, Northern Ireland and Houston, Texas, USA
1981–1982 and new rebuilts 2008 and onwards
The Irish 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 in Ireland for the American market in 1981–82. Featuring gull-wing doors with a fiberglass "underbody", to which non-structural brushed stainless steel panels are affixed, the car became iconic for the appearance of a modified version as a time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy.
The first prototype appeared in October 1976, and production officially began in 1981 in Dunmurry, a suburb of south west Belfast, Northern Ireland (with the first DMC-12 rolling off the production line on January 21, 1981). During its production, several features of the car were changed, such as the hood style, wheels and interior. Approximately 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production was halted in late 1982.
The DMC-12 was the only model produced by the company which went into liquidation in 1982 as the US car market went through its largest slump since the 1930s. In 2007, about 6,500 DeLorean Motor cars were believed to still exist.
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