View Full Version : What is a D's Theoretical Top Speed vs Actual

05-30-2011, 12:49 PM
Using the motor turning 2500 RPM's (just a guess) at 70 MPH. What would the Delorean's top speed be? You can only go so fast and you run out of gears.

While were at it what is the Top Speed you have achieved?

I remember a thread that talked about what is the fastest you have ever been but I'm curious about the fastest in your Delorean.


DCUK Martin
05-30-2011, 05:34 PM
The Alpine GTA turbo has the same transmission and a PRV with the same red line. It has a slightly taller 5th but slightly smaller rear wheels and has a top speed of 155mph. It's *much* more powerful and aerodynamic.

My friend Rob took his DeLorean with my turbo engine conversion, based on the same Alpine PRV, to 145 "and still pulling, but ran out of road".

I squeezed my DeLorean up to 120mph on a de-catted original exhaust but I'm not sure my fuelling was 100%.

05-30-2011, 06:52 PM
Here, I had an indicated 125 MPH indicated (from another chase car), on a basically factory original US spec car - Now I do happen to know the chase cars spedo reads about 5 MPH higher than actual by 100 MPH, so in reality I think the flat-ground top speed is more like 118 MPH, however I have no doubt that with some "improvements" the car would make 120+ fairly easily.

05-30-2011, 08:35 PM
a late night run between LA and Sacramento the GPS in my D calimed 122, it took a while to get there and wasnt likely to get much higher. i think a better flowing exhaust would help get to 130

Ryan King
05-31-2011, 04:02 AM
I am running DMC-CA's Stage II with the new Exhaust, and I was able to get my car up to around 130+ going into Vegas for DCS. What a rush

05-31-2011, 05:05 AM
I had mine up to 113 en route to Vegas while going along Route 66. The car still had more to give, but the road wasn't up to much more. The other thing to consider is that the car was loaded with travel gear and had both myself and my father as occupants. With less weight, on a better road, it'd be a different story.

05-31-2011, 11:32 AM
When stock my car topped off at 125mph.

Jim Reeve

06-01-2011, 01:36 AM
I have been up to 120 + according to my chase car with still pedal and rpms left , running automatic Stage 2,

then my wife called and told me to slow down cause I was still moving out:bang:

Got to do that again since Ive put the new speedo in:devil:

Somehow its easier to speed if you dont know how fast you are going!

I swear officer it only said 85:p

06-01-2011, 06:55 PM
As far as I know I've only hit 85 :p

My gps got run over by my PT Loser the day before I picked up 1632. Sigh.

06-01-2011, 09:11 PM
My gps got run over by my PT Loser the day before I picked up 1632. Sigh.

Why was your GPS in the road!

06-02-2011, 04:12 PM
I hit 119 on a straight road in eastern Colorado and the car had more in it. I was running out of gas and safe (chance for a hidden police officer) roadway to go that fast...

As it was when I finally found an exit with a gas station I had to cross over the interstate to fill up and the engine sputtered out as I was rolling over... had just enough momentum to reach the pump.