De­Lo­rean

CAR & CREATOR

Excelencias del Motor - - Leyendas / Legends -

El mo­tor PRV de 2 863 cc (desa­rro­lla­do por Re­nault, Peu­geot y Vol­vo), un V-6 que da 150 CV a 5 500 rpm y ve­lo­ci­dad má­xi­ma de 192 km/h. Y pu­do ser mag­ní­fi­co, pe­ro los pro­ble­mas de ca­li­dad, cam­bios en el di­se­ño ori­gi­nal y po­ca aten­ción di­rec­ta de John De­Lo­rean a la pro­duc­ción, se tra­du­je­ron en gra­ves di­fi­cul­ta­des fi­nan­cie­ras.

De­ses­pe­ra­do por me­jo­rar su si­tua­ción eco­nó­mi­ca ca­yó en la tram­pa: ven­ta de dro­gas. Pre­so, fi­nal­men­te to­do se acla­ró, pe­ro DMC no tu­vo sal­va­ción y en 1983 ce­rró. John Za­chary De­Lo­rean fa­lle­ció a los 80 años de apo­ple­jía en Nue­va Jer­sey, EE UU. Los DMC-12 son hoy co­lec­cio­na­bles y hay dos en­cha­pa­dos en oro.

En 2008 el em­pre­sa­rio nor­te­ame­ri­cano Step­hen Wyn­ne com­pró lo que que­da­ba de DMC y re­su­ci­tó la mar­ca. Cons­tru­ye to­das las pie­zas ori­gi­na­les pa­ra los ac­tua­les due­ños de un De­Lo­rean y fa­bri­ca el mis­mo DMC-12 de 1981, mo­der­ni­za­do con fa­ros de xe­nón, GPS y otros ade­lan­tos. Su pre­cio ron­da los 57 500 USD.

DE­LO­REAN DMC-12 IS ONE OF THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY AND PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST FLEETING MO­DELS IN THE HIS­TORY OF AU­TO­MO­BI­LES. IT WAS ONLY MA­DE IN 1981 AND 1982.

Sin­ce Pon­tiac GTO was sold in 1964, the first of the so-ca­lled mus­cle-cars, John Za­chary De­Lo­rean (1925-2005) be­ca­me fa­mous and Ge­ne­ral Mo­tors fo­cu­sed its at­ten­tion on his ta­lent. He ma­de the Mon­te Car­lo for Che­vro­let, anot­her best-se­ller. So, at the age of 40 he be­ca­me vi­ce pre­si­dent of Ge­ne­ral Mo­tors. His friends say that he left Ge­ne­ral Mo­tors and his enemies sug­gest that he was ta­ken out. Any­way, John De­Lo­rean was al­ready one of the young mi­llio­nai­res in the U.S. mo­tor in­dustry in 1974. He de­ci­ded to make his own car and rai­sed funds to make his dream co­me true. De­Lo­rean es­ta­blis­hed his fac­tory (DMC) in North Ire­land, near Bel­fast. He hi­red 600 wor­kers and the first DMC-12 was put out on De­cem­ber 3, 1980. It could ha­ve been mag­ni­fi­cent, but qua­lity is­sues, design mo­di­fi­ca­tions and the lack of di­rect at­ten­tion paid by John De­Lo­rean to the pro­duc­tion, brought about se­rious fi­nan­cial pro­blems.

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