Thursday, 9 June 2011

Auto Insurance Comparison - De Lorean DMC-12 vs Ford RS200




Thought I would throw in a bit of history today, put the brand new insanely expsive supercars to one side and bring in a couple of the " old bangers " - not that you can really say that about these ;). These two cars were around in about 1981 - 1986, so got a few years on them but were considered supercars at the time, and I would be proud to drive any of these around ! Personally, I would go for the British Ford RS200, I think it looks a bit like a Porsche (but a bit more stylish ;)) But..
 
Which one would you choose?


Right lets get started:


De Lorean DMC-12



















 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average insurance for middle-age man, safe neighbourhood: $150 month

 
In performance terms alone the De Lorean DMC-12 does not qualify as a supercar, even a junior supercar. However it's unique appearance, gadgetry, notoriety and worldwide fame as the time machine from 'Back to the Future' ensure it's inclusion in SupercarWorld.

The car itself was a head turner. The stainless steel bodywork and flamboyant gull wing doors were styled by none other than Giugiaro. Performance from the Renault sourced V6 seems pedestrian today but was adequate for a sportscar at the time.



Ford RS200























 
 
 
Average insurance for middle-age man, safe neighbourhood: $200/month

The RS200 was conceived as a rally homologation special for the ill fated Group B class of the mid 80's. 200 Rallye Sports were built, their Ghia designed glass fibre bodywork finished in White (all the better for sponsors liveries!).

The mid mounted Cosworth Turbo engine provided decent performance with plenty of tuning potential (a modified road legal RS200 holds the official world record for the 0-60mph sprint in just 3.1sec). A second gearstick activates the 4wd system allowing for driver adjustable torque split.



Which car would YOU choose?


Enjoy !

47 comments:

  1. I would kill a man for a De Lorean.

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  2. De Lorean look naked without cold fusion implant

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  3. man this is a really great post. Love the theme. Delorean, does it come with or without a flux capacitor?

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  4. Both! Although I'd get the de-lorean first because of nostalgia.

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  5. Got to go with the De Lorean, just for it's history and movie heritage.

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  6. neither.. don't like those two

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  7. Oh man, definately the De Lorean. It's cheaper by like 50 dollars and plus its just like the car from back to the future. How awesome is that?

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  8. no competition here. the De Lorean DMC-12 can go back to the future!

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  9. DeLorian. only so i can drive round at 60 miles per hour and pretend it's a time machine :D

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  10. The dmc-12, its kinda ugly, but kinda good looking and retro at the same time xD

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  11. Can the delorian go into the future?

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  12. Damn the delorean is such a classic ;D

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  13. Everybody wants a De Lorean!

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  14. Delorean, no doubt! What other car allows me to go back in time? :D

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  15. RS2000 easily. Who would ever buy a De Lorean?

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  16. don't think you meant to write "homologation". it doesn't seem to make sense in this context.

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  17. these have got to be the two crappiest cars you have listed yet ;) The DMC-12 looks cool but with its 8 miles per gallon all steel construction it does not handle like a sports car.

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  18. Oh god, De Lorean everytime man

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  19. De Lorean DMC-12 to get into the future

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  20. I would absolutely take the DeLorean. You can fit a whole flux capacitor in there.

    Good stuff, man.

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  21. Duh, the De Lorean. Once I get that bad boy above 80 miles an hour...

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  22. Gotta say i'd go for the De-Lorean just for the novelty of it being in Back to the Future

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  23. My friend had a Ford RS200 and it was quite a car so im going with the Ford.

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  24. Who wouldn't choose the Delorean ?

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  25. The Ford wins on looks alone...

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  26. De Lorean. Just because I wanna go back to the future.

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  27. I think everyone would go for the DeLorean!

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  28. Please. You know everyone wants that DeLorian. Didn't the guy use those cars to smuggle cocaine into the US?

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  29. Man, I think I'd take the De Lorean DMC-12.

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  30. De Lorean DMC-12 looks too old for me.
    I rather choose the ford

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  31. de lorean, its too cool

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  32. Even if it is more expensive, ford for me.

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  33. I like the look of the the Ford RS200 so I'm going with that!

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  34. even tho the delorian is without a doubt a brilliant, brilliant car... they just drove like rubbish. so, Ford RS200 for me!

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  35. hmm.... it depends on the quality of the flux capacitor

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  36. Fucking Back to the Future car omg omg

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