Let’s get to know the LS-Powered DeLorean.
If you’re an engineer by trade and know how to work with CAD, you have a pretty good chance of pulling this off. Josh certainly did, using his own laser-cut engine mounts and custom headers connected to a very short exhaust system.
He also opted for an LS4 because of the weight and cooling benefits of its aluminum block over a steel one. Now, his DeLorean sends roughly 300 horsepower to the rear wheels, with all the torque and reliability that comes with a pushrod V8. That’s the DMC-12 you want.
Not that this car is ready. Its ‘beefed up’ but original Renault gearbox won’t last long, the brakes will need an upgrade and with this much power, Josh is also likely to do something with the suspension down the line, despite the Lotus roots. But for now, his LS-powered DeLoren works. It will eat up the miles, accelerating hard and sounding like a sports car should all day long. It’s perfect.