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Rotary DeLorean will get you to 88mph

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Marty and the Doc would have no trouble getting to 88mph if they had this rotary powered Delorean.

Lacking a Mr Fusion and Flux Capacitor, the lowly 2.8-litre v6 would barely make 97kW. The people over at EliseUSA “determined this was not satisfactory for the car”, so they made some changes.

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The group were successful in swapping the lacklustre V6 for a triple rotor 20b twin turbo engine from a 1990’s Mazda Eunos Cosmo. The new engine produces 220kW and 403Nm of torque at 3000rpm.

Since the stock transmission wasn’t up to the task, the group also swapped in a Porsche 911 Carrera 6-speed manual transmission and Limited Slip Differential.

According to EliseUSA the DeLorean will now do a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) sprint in just 4.5 seconds which is more than twice as fast as the stock configuration. In theory, the vehicle should be able to reach a top speed of 164mph (264km/h).

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Tying the package together, EliseUSA swapped out the standard analogue cluster for that from the Mazda Cosmos. The team also added a clock, trip meter and red engine start button.

Check out the car in the following video.

Photo credit: EliseUSA

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