View Full Version : Who owned the Hyabusa Delorean?

04-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Back when I was searching for a Delorean of my very own, I came across a post on ebay for a Delorean being sold that someone had put a hyabusa engine in. I was wondering if anyone knew who that was, and how that whole thing turned out. I know that people have been putting them in Smart cars for a long time, turning them in to little go karts. Those engines produce 200hp stock, and people regularly tune up to 450hp from them, despite their tiny size. I imagine it'd turn the Delorean in to a pretty fast car.

04-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Sounds damn awesome!

Dead Lesbian Goat
04-10-2014, 04:02 PM
Seeing a DeLorean scream by turning 11k rpm would sound pretty awesome. Not sure how the torque curve would do in a D though.

04-10-2014, 04:11 PM
It was a guy in GA but he was just thinking about it. I don't think he ever started.

04-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Links to this engine?

04-10-2014, 04:35 PM
I wonder if this is that car:


04-10-2014, 05:47 PM

04-10-2014, 05:49 PM
This engine was definitely in the Delorean already. It was a car around DC or north somewhere. For an example of what this engine does, look at this:


04-10-2014, 06:45 PM

I personally wouldn't want my DeLorean sounding like a rice rocket though.

If I were to do anything with the engine in a DeLorean, I'd either build a 24V Twin-Charged (supercharged and turbocharged) PRV, or swap the PRV for a turbo diesel of some sorts.

04-10-2014, 07:02 PM
The next DeLorean I get, I will swap in a US-market aluminum engine with carburetor. I still haven't found a good candidate for this yet.

04-10-2014, 07:41 PM
How about whatever came in the GTO?

04-10-2014, 07:57 PM
How about whatever came in the GTO?

There was a GTO that used a carbed aluminum engine?

04-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Well you could use a GM LS crate engine. Or get a vintage GTO block and add aluminum heads and intake.

04-10-2014, 08:32 PM
I'd also love to use the Ford 4.6; I'm very fond of that engine.

Though, knowing me, I'd just carb the next one I get and be content.

(I want to find a car that's little more than a good title and body tub.)

04-10-2014, 09:03 PM
My F150 has a 300hp/300tq V6 that i would love to have in the DMC.

04-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Is that the 3.7?

04-10-2014, 10:46 PM