1980 Volvo 242GT

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Rank: #20

Class: 1980

0-60 Time: 11.3 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from 1980 are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.

Pulling up at #20 in this class is the 1980 Volvo 242GT, which races 0-60 mph in 11.3 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Mellow Cars.

It lags behind the #19 ranked 1980 BMW 320i by 0.2 seconds and darts ahead of the #21 ranked 1980 Triumph TR7 convertible by 0.2 seconds.

Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1980 Volvo 242GT vs. 1980 Triumph TR7 convertible, you would WIN by 0.2 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another Volvo, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among 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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