Apologies for waking up a long dead thread but i think this article is appropriate here.
Interesting read for to all car nuts.
"The DeLorean name is one of the most famous — and infamous — in the automotive world. DeLorean is so associated with his movie star car and his trial for cocaine trafficking that it's easy to forget what a remarkable engineer he was. Until you see something like these long-hidden sketches. Then it all makes sense."
"What is very clear is that these documents describe a highly unorthodox engine, one that seems to employ every possible alternative engine-design idea available. The engine described seems exciting, innovative, and downright radical. It does seem to borrow ideas that have been present in other similar engines, but the sheer ambition and scope of the engine as described would seem to place it in a category of its own."
Full article here: