Top 10 Fastest Cars from 1981

1981 Lancia Montecarlo Group 5 Turbo

Rank: #1

Class: 1981

0-60 Time: 3.6 seconds

WinnerÂ’'s Circle

The top 10 fastest cars from 1981 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 #1 in this class is the 1981 Lancia Montecarlo Group 5 Turbo, which races 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Super Fast Cars.

It darts ahead of the #2 ranked 1981 Renault Le Car Turbo by 1.2 seconds and the #3 ranked 1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo by 3.8 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 1981 Lancia Montecarlo Group 5 Turbo vs. 1981 Renault Le Car Turbo, you would WIN by 1.2 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another Lancia, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1981.


0-60 mph Standings

We provide the most comprehensive collection of zero to 60 times, comparisons and class standings. Our proprietary 0-60 time calculations are based on the best estimates from several of the premier sources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more. The data presented by Sportscar Standings are estimates only, are not guaranteed to be accurate, and are subject to change at any time.