Published on January 1st, 2018 | by BajaBusta0
1986: DeLorean’s Firestar Dies
Dubbed the Firestar 500, the gullwings styling was similar to that of the earlier DeLorean, with wider front and rear fenders and an elevated rear wing not unlike that of a Plymouth Superbird. According to Gordon Novel, a New Orleans businessman and one of the backers in the venture, presented plans that called for the car to be powered by a 4-valve fuel injected all alloy V-8, expected to produce in the neighborhood of 500 hp. By lightening the first DeLorean up to 500 lb, Novel expected the powerplant to propel the Firestar 500 from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds and to a top speed of 220 mph with Bonneville type tires.