1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Rank: #1

Class: DeLorean

0-60 Time: 10.5 seconds

WinnerÂ’'s Circle

The top 10 fastest cars from DeLorean are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.

Pulling up at #1 in this class is the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, which races 0-60 mph in 10.5 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Mellow Cars.

Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 vs. , you would WIN by just hundredths of a second!

If you happen to roll up next to another DeLorean, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1981.

Vehicle information

Year: 1981

Make: DeLorean

Model: DMC-12

Engine: V-6

Horsepower: 130

Torque: 162


Curb Weight: 2840

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $25,000

Performance statistics


Class: Mellow Cars

Rank: #78

Best 0-60 Time: 10.5 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 17.9 seconds

@ speed: 76.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 109.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.8 G

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