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Thread: You built an electric self-driving drifting car out of a DeLorean??

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    You built an electric self-driving drifting car out of a DeLorean??

    I got to see this resurrection of VIN 6712 unveiled tonight at Stanford's Automotive Innovation Center. All I knew was that they'd be telling about their latest work in autonomous vehicles and the teaser was that it had something to do with going sideways.

    Welcome, MARTY:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNIDcT0Zdj4

    Just in time for the big day tomorrow, too!

    Photos to follow.
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    Senior Member Rich's Avatar
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    and the photos

    MARTY is Stanford's latest student-led automotive project car. They rolled it out to the public tonight. Out of the back of a white enclosed trailer, including the dry ice fog just like in the movie.

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    Yes, that Jamie (Mythbuster) Hyneman doing the honors there.

    Stanford engineers built an autonomous DeLorean capable of stable, precise drifting at large angles in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety protocols.

    200HP from 2 separately-controlled electric motors (100HP ea)

    10kW-hr Li-Po battery pack

    205-45/16s in front
    225-50-16s in back (at least what's left of them)

    Euro-sourced DeLorean power steering rack

    Coil-overs, full roll cage, tubular secondary frame

    Near-stock exterior, fully gutted interior

    Made for drifting, not for high speed or breaking 0-60 records but, yes, it fully smokes both rears nicely from a standing start. Just like in the movie...
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    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    Senior Member Rich's Avatar
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    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I got to see this resurrection of VIN 6712 unveiled tonight at Stanford's Automotive Innovation Center. All I knew was that they'd be telling about their latest work in autonomous vehicles and the teaser was that it had something to do with going sideways.

    Welcome, MARTY:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNIDcT0Zdj4

    Just in time for the big day tomorrow, too!

    Photos to follow.
    Hi Rich, sorry we didn't get a chance to meet tonight. For more detailed info and a link to many hi-res photos, here you go: bitly.com/martymedia. Thanks for coming to see 6712 relaunch.

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    I'm all about predominantly stock cars. This still is about the coolest DeLorean EVER.

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    Check out those front lower control arms! I wonder if they'd consider making a couple more sets!

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    Nice looking engineering and prototype work. The layout looks extremely professional.
    Dave M vin 03572
    http://dm-eng.weebly.com/

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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    It's a bit early in the Midwest on Future Day,
    but someone had to say it ...

    Time to make the donuts !!

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    amazing work

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas R View Post
    Check out those front lower control arms! I wonder if they'd consider making a couple more sets!
    the engineers probably saw the stock LCAs and said "... these simply will not do."

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    Swaybar is gone also.....

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