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1978 De Lorean DMC-12 USA spec specs


Curb weight 1420 kilograms (3131 pounds)
Year introduced 1978
Displacement 2800 cubic centimeters (2.8 liters / 171 cubic inches)
Maximum power 130 metric horsepower (128 brake horsepower / 96 kilowatts)
Maximum torque 207 Newton-meters (153 pound-feet)
Engine location rear-mounted
Drive all wheel drive
0 to 60 mph 9.6 seconds
0 to 100 kph 10.5 seconds
Quarter mile 19.5 s @ 84 mph
Top speed 209 kph / 130 mph


DMC-12 distance acceleration in feet

300 feet 8.7 s @ 53 mph
1/8 mile 12.7 s @ 69 mph
1000 feet 16.3 s @ 78 mph
1/4 mile 19.5 s @ 84 mph
2000 feet 25.6 s @ 90 mph
1/2 mile 30.6 s @ 93 mph
3000 feet 33.3 s @ 94 mph
3500 feet 36.8 s @ 96 mph

DMC-12 acceleration times in miles per hour

0 - 10 mph 2.1 s
0 - 20 mph 3.6 s
0 - 30 mph 4.3 s
0 - 40 mph 5.1 s
0 - 50 mph 6.6 s
0 - 60 mph 9.6 s
0 - 70 mph 15.0 s
0 - 80 mph 23.0 s
0 - 90 mph 31.9 s

DMC-12 acceleration times in kilometers per hour

0 - 10 kph 1.4 s
0 - 20 kph 2.6 s
0 - 30 kph 3.5 s
0 - 40 kph 4.0 s
0 - 50 kph 4.4 s
0 - 60 kph 4.9 s
0 - 70 kph 5.5 s
0 - 80 kph 6.6 s
0 - 90 kph 8.2 s
0 - 100 kph 10.5 s
0 - 110 kph 13.9 s
0 - 120 kph 18.4 s
0 - 130 kph 23.6 s
0 - 140 kph 29.2 s
0 - 150 kph 34.8 s
0 - 160 kph 40.0 s

DMC-12 distance acceleration in meters

100 meters 9.0 s @ 89 kph
200 meters 12.7 s @ 111 kph
300 meters 16.1 s @ 125 kph
400 meters 19.4 s @ 135 kph
500 meters 22.5 s @ 140 kph
600 meters 25.3 s @ 144 kph
700 meters 28.0 s @ 147 kph
800 meters 30.5 s @ 149 kph
900 meters 32.9 s @ 151 kph
1 kilometers 35.3 s @ 153 kph
1.1 kilometers 37.6 s @ 156 kph
1.2 kilometers 39.8 s @ 160 kph

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