You Can See Yourself In A Mirror Polished DeLorean

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The recently Forza'd Delorean DMC-12 is probably best-known for its brushed stainless steel body, but what would happen if you spent weeks carefully polishing it? A spectacular mirror finish to put those chrome-crazy oil sheiks to shame.


The genesis of the very early trend comes from Delorean-owner John McCarty who decided if you're going to do something, do it all the way. He wanted to polish his car to a mirror finish and spent about forty hours per panel hand polishing the cars stainless body panels to ultimate perfection, some sections took as much as four hours per square inch. That's some dedication right there. He started with 400 grit wet sandpaper and went all the way diamond polishing paste. Unbelievable.


Of course, the sincerest form of flattery is imitation, so there have been a few more knuckleheads to take on the task. Most people have, you know, jobs and stuff to do though so the other polishing jobs haven't been so extreme, but they do add a certain something to the already visually interesting Delorean. You know what's great about this modification? A couple hours with a graining wheel and it's back to normal if the need should arise. [DMCTalk]

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I'm trying to forget about the Jalopnik Forza ballot and the first line of the article gave me the worst news imaginable. A spot was wasted on the worst car Jalopnik visitors could have voted for the pack. Seriously. They want the DeLorean? What the hell? What good is a DeLorean? It's some crappy car built by a disgraced (but formerly brilliant) engineer who in vain tried to keep it alive with failed crack dealing. You might thing that the story is awesome enough for the car to be in the game, but in a game that's suppose to represent the pinnacle of racing heritage, a game with selection so finicky that it doesn't even have the '62 250 GTO. It has the insanely rare 250 GTO '64! And you pick a DeLorean?! The abortion of the dream penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro and shaped by Colin Chapman?! I mean that by itself should disqualify the DMC-12. Who the hell messes up Italdesign and Lotus input? I mean the car weighed 130hp and weighed 2840lbs!!! How does that belong in Forza? It's slow, even in its time! WHY must it take the Alfa Tipo 33's spot?! Or the SLC's?! 0-60 in 11 sec?!



The shiny shell looks nice. Too bad Forza doesn't have option for chrome "shell". Or metallic decals for that matter. I want to turn my Veyron into one of the Anniversaire editions.