Whether in the practical sense or the spiritual sense, it tends to be a good idea to put thoughts out into the world that you want to see happen. As such, I’ve decided to start what perhaps will become a reoccurring section to this blog in which we’ll discuss cars that I want to see built. At the very least it’ll be entertaining to share ideas, but perhaps just somehow, someone will become inspired to do something about it.
So I have to start somewhere…and one of the first cars I would love to build if I had the time and money is a bosozoku styled Delorean DMC-12.
Yes it’s true that Back To The Future is one of my all time favorite movie series, so already the car is something special to me even in stock form. But if you step away from the time machine aspect, the Delorean is extremely unique and old school which fits with the boso palette essentials. Add to the fact that it’s a RR layout and you open up the possibilities further. Why? Any good boso styled car has crazy widebody flares so it must be rear wheel drive. Also, any good boso styled car has a nutty exhaust system…what better way to go crazy creative on an exhaust then when the motor is already in the back.
Performance wise, the car retains a key component of the old school in that it’s relatively light weight. 2712lbs to be exact.Â Power wise, the car’s a bit slow with only 170hp but what if that rear engine V6 is swapped out with a NSX motor? Keeping the motor naturally aspirated, perhaps rather than an exhaust in the conventional sense there could be some one-off crazy shaped headers that dump to atmosphere out of the rear bumper or hatch area (think like a Zonda but with 6 pipes instead of 4 and maybe a bit crazier in length and location).
Also, I really think the Delorean would look crazy with the boso shark nose look.
And you remember how in back to the future the car has all sorts of external messes of functional modifications like recycling food into fuel…well any real life boso Delorean needs the external oil coolers and crazy visible plumbing.
If anyone with a bunch of money for a crazy project wants me to build them a boso Delorean or anything else, let me know! I’m ready for it! Just like you all, I have entirely too many ideas that I want to see done and not enough money to do it all. So I write blogs to ease my mind.