1971 Datsun 240Z

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Rank: #7

Class: Datsun

0-60 Time: 8.7 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from Datsun 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 #7 in this class is the 1971 Datsun 240Z, which races 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Tame Cars.

It lags behind the #6 ranked 1970 Datsun 240Z by just hundredths of a second and darts ahead of the #8 ranked 1980 Datsun 280ZX by 0.5 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 1971 Datsun 240Z vs. 1980 Datsun 280ZX, you would WIN by 0.5 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another Datsun, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1971.

Vehicle information

Year: 1971

Make: Datsun

Model: 240Z

Engine: I-6

Horsepower: 150

Torque: 148


Curb Weight: 2355

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $3,745

Performance statistics


Class: Tame Cars

Rank: #206

Best 0-60 Time: 8.7 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 17.1 seconds

@ speed: 84.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 122.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.7 G

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