John DeLorean had many great ideas for keeping his (soon to become troubled) company even before the first gullwinged DMC-12 sports car left the factory in 1981. One was a bus, the other a utility vehicle, but the most exciting of them all of course was the DMC-24 sedan, which resulted in a rolling prototype created by Italdesign.
The 'DMC-80' bus was supposed to be an American-built product with a DMC badge up front, available with three options of 6-cylinder powerplants and two options for transmissions. DeLorean went as far as printing a brochure for his vision of public transportation. The 'DMC-44' utility vehicle was also planned to have nothing to do with Northern Ireland, and the DeLorean Motor Company even shot a promotional video in order to convince potencial investors just like Lamborghini had with the utterly doomed Cheetah.