1980 Volvo 242GT

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Rank: #3

Class: Mellow Cars

0-60 Time: 11.3 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars are lined up from fastest to slowest by their 0 to 60 times. We bring you this list of Mellow Cars based on the best estimates from trusted sources, including Car & Driver, Motor Trend, Road & Track and more.

Ranked at #3, the 1980 Volvo 242GT races 0-60 mph in 11.3 seconds. Sports cars that fall within this range of acceleration are categorized as Mellow Cars.

It falls behind the #2 ranked 1982 Volvo GLT by 1.1 seconds and pulls ahead of the #4 ranked 1983 Volvo 760GLE by 0.1 seconds.

Before getting in the driver's seat of one of these cars and punching the gas, you should know where you stand. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1980 Volvo 242GT vs. 1983 Volvo 760GLE, you would WIN by 0.1 seconds!

If you are thinking about going head to head with another Volvo, make sure you know your competition. Find out where your car ranks against the top 10 fastest cars from 1980.

Vehicle information

Year: 1980

Make: Volvo

Model: 242GT

Engine: I-4

Horsepower: 67

Torque: 79

Transmission: 4M

Curb Weight: 2930

City MPG:

Highway MPG: 20

MSRP: $9,800

Performance statistics


Class: Mellow Cars

Rank: #143

Best 0-60 Time: 11.3 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 18.5 seconds

@ speed: 75.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 0.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.8 G

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