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DeLorean DMC-12

22.7k Destroyerz117  20 days ago

This is my entry for Mattangi2's 80's supercar challenge, and being me I went for the fastest, the greatest the elite DeLorean DMC-12? So here you have my "totally a super car" entry


About

DeLorean Motor Company

The Dmc-12 was the first and only product of the DeLorean Motor company which was founded back in 1975 and was the first new US car company since 1925.
Primary funding for the company came from the UK government, this was part of a desperate attempt to create jobs in the region.
Lack of jobs had led to conflicts in the area between catholics and protestants who had little else to do but bomb and kill each other.

Eventually company funds did run dry and due to the Lack luster reception of the DMC-12 and difficulties during manufacturing, the company eventually filed for bankruptcy, lasting just seven years.


The DMC-12

The Failure of the DMC -12 had to do with several issues:
The main failure of the car itself was due to its pricing, due to manufacturing issues the car went for $25,000 (not including inflation)compared to the originally intended $12,000 as hinted by the name.
A well equipped corvette at the time would go for just $16000.

Originally DMC had planned to use a new manufacturing process: this was called "Elastic Reservoir Molding, this would reduce the weight of the car and help streamline production. Only after buying all the patents did the company realize how impractical this was and scrapped that idea.

The car was also slow: It was to be equipped with the Comoters Wankle Rotary Engine but due to unavailability this was swapped out for a less powerful PRV engine, this required the addition of emissions abatement systems which further lowered the horsepower to 130 from 170.

If this wasn't bad enough the change in engine shifted the weight to the back of the car, this changed the DMC-12 from a mid-engine, to having 65% of the weight on the rear wheels which further degraded handling.

And as if the car hadn't gone through enough the Us national safety administration issued height requirements for bumpers and headlights.
The company was too far into manufacturing to fix this which left them with no other option but to raise the ride height of the car, especially in the front which gave the car an awkward backwards tilt and made the front spoiler useless.
In the end the car had a zerotosixty time of 10.5seconds, making it slower than most modern day cars.


Today the DMC-12 owes most of its popularity to the 1985 hit Back to the future, while before the car was generally unknown to the public the movie quickly transformed it into a pop culture icon.


Controls/Showcase

Gull-wing Doors

Gull-wing Doors can be shut with Landing Gear, doors are setup on a simple hinge mechanism and also include a nice little physics affected strap(yay!)


Hood and boot

Hood and boot are opened and closed with AG 4 and AG 5 respectively. The Hood is used as a storage compartment due to the DMC-12's rear mounted engine


Reactive lights

The Car includes a full set of functioning lights that will turn on and off depending on your state, including reverse lights(are set to throttle), functional brake lights and running lights. The car also features blinkers which are set to Ag 2 and Ag 3 as well as Headlights on Ag 1.
All of these are set to the same function;s as the real life counterpart.


Reactive Interior

Interior of the car also reacts to various inputs, for example it has fully functioning brake and acceleration pedals, as well as a working steering wheel.
While the clutch moves it is very dumbed down and moves with the pitch input.

design including a reconstruction of the engine.


With my version I've gone for more arcady performance with tight turning and a high speed, the car has a slow start up acceleration which is somewhat accurate to the real thing.
Below I've created a version with true to real life performance, for anyone who hates fun.

Also I'm trying out the car with calculateDrag disable so let me know how performance holds up!


VARIANTS


Accurate performance edition

A version of the DeLorean with specifications to the real thing!
Whether that's weight, acceleration, size or even fuel capacity!

download here


Gold plated DeLorean

One of the 100 gold plated DeLoreans made in a limited time manufacturing run! More info is on the download page:

Download here


Black painted DeLorean

Both a showcase of the few right hand stick DeLorean's but also includes details and the frustrations that come when painting a DeLorean

Download here

Mobile Friendly

With the mobile friendly version of the Delorean you can expect to see a part count of less than half of this version, (at the cost of some visual Fidelity) a simplified exterior and interior that lowers the part count to about 500.

Download here

DeLorean Mongoose BMX coming soon..

The DeLorean Mongoose was a modified DeLorean held by a private collector, it included some performance modifications such as reworked suspension and new engine.
You can expect to see some some graphics painted on the side of the car as well as reworking of parts of the design including a reconstruction of the engine.


And once more as my man @Mattangi2 has always said and loves to say:

Enjoy :D

(If anybody needs me I'll be busy crying into a closet)

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 14.5ft (4.4m)
  • Length 25.7ft (7.8m)
  • Height 11.3ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 9,875lbs (4,479kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,875lbs (4,479kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 222

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1318
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    you didnt to be so brave

    9 days ago
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    O K @DiscordModerator

    11 days ago
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    B O O M E R

    +1 11 days ago
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    2,462 Stormfur

    ..,.We need to hit 88mph...

    12 days ago
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    @ChiyomiAnzai yeah mattangi had already made an exception for dmc-12's for whatever reason, I took my chance

    +1 14 days ago
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    8,367 ChiyomiAnzai

    If I were the owner I would dis-qualify this. Not because its bad. Because the DMC-12 wasn’t a Supercar

    Edit. I realized tully said this already

    14 days ago
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    @Tully2001 Thanks! I wouldn't call it one either to be honest, but Mattangi had put it in his post for the challenge so I took my chance.

    15 days ago
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    quick! nobody upvote! We've hit peak perfection!

    Edit: alright well that was like 3 upvotes ago now so it fine

    15 days ago
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    Mod Tully2001

    I wouldn’t class it as a super car, but it’s still a great replica

    16 days ago
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    You should make it fly but if you crash in the water you can’t save the car

    17 days ago
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    this iS INCREDIBLE anyways I wanted to see if you can build the new 2017 model of the Delorean its a one of a kind car and to see the old and new together would be amazing.
    (>__<) PLS MAKE THE 2017 ONE!!!!!!!!

    17 days ago
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    just discovered that gifs weren't working in mobile, re added them and the problem should be fixed now

    18 days ago
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    @JetFly yeah man the other variants exist to give some examples of different delorean versions, gold plated deloreans were part of a limited time promotional deal, and the painted exists to give an idea of how hard it was to paint a delorean way back when.
    I didn't let the second good open because to put it simply, I didn't build an engine for the car.
    Glad that you like the car!;)

    19 days ago
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    3,848 JetFly

    Why it isn't yet featured?

    Oh, that black DeLoreans, they suck. They lose all their uniqueness, becoming a common car, which merges with the crowd of cars.

    Gold colors are unique, but they come with danger for others in sunny day; imagine mirror plated car. They are a symbol of silly money spending and a bad taste, too. It's essentially the same thing as having a full diamond block house in Minecraft.

    The original one is the best IMHO. And I always admit that interesting hood design, which is doubled. There are two hoods: one covers the engine and another covers the interior. It looks quite interesting. The wheels on DeLorean are beautiful, but engineered poorly, in my opinion. If dirt is stuck between the spokes of a rim, dirt is there almost forever, unless you have a high-pressure car washer, which most people do not. They are still nice though.

    UPD: Why there are only one hood at the back?
    proof of two hoods

    19 days ago
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    @LancasterAce good to hear!

    19 days ago
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    @Rijelgaming thanks

    19 days ago
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    @Viper3000ad thankyou!

    19 days ago
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    3,914 Viper3000ad

    Very nice ! Congrats

    19 days ago
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    691 45678

    Where we’re going, we NEED wheels

    +2 19 days ago
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    I would like to be tagged on the mobile friendly edition.

    +1 19 days ago
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    Wow this is the coolest automatic car i have seen in simpleplanes

    20 days ago
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    @BoganBoganTheMan haha thanks, although I doubt it'll happen.
    The only things of mine that have made it to 100 are helped by being featured.

    20 days ago
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    Here before the 100 upvote

    20 days ago
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    8,043 Mattangi2

    The hell you mean by "totally a super car" boi? You saying the DMC was not a supercar? You into satanic rituals or something?

    +2 20 days ago
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    1,566 F4Mustang

    @Destroyerz117 can you make a flying version (from back to the Future)

    20 days ago
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