The exterior of the car is futuristic and disigned by Giugiaro.
The exterior body panels are made of stainless steel (SS304) and most of the cars are not colored, but in the original stainless steel color
Only 8,583 DeLoreans where made in the period 1981 - beginning 1983.
These numbers are inclusive the 3 goldplated versions.
The powerplant is usually referred to as a PRV6 which is the European version of the Volvo 6-cylinder sports engine. This engine was developed jointly by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo (hence its name). The basic engine is designated as a Volvo B28F and some parts houses can cross reference parts to this engine.
However there are more types of cars with the same engine or K-jetronic fuel injection:
Peugeot 604 STi
Peugeot 504 Coupé
Renault 30 (V6)
Renault 25 (first types with z7v engine)
Renault Alpine A310 (with z7v engine)
Volvo 260 (B27E engine)
Volvo 262 (B28F engine)
There are some subtle changes to the engine from the stock configuration usually having to do with the attached systems. The engine is mated with the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection.
The transmission is a Renault 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic. The transmission is often referred to as the Renault Alpine.
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