1978 Datsun 510

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Rank: #16

Class: Datsun

0-60 Time: 12.7 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 #16 in this class is the 1978 Datsun 510, which races 0-60 mph in 12.7 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Mellow Cars.

It lags behind the #15 ranked 1981 Datsun 810 Maxima by 0.4 seconds and darts ahead of the #17 ranked 1979 Datsun 310 by 0.1 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 1978 Datsun 510 vs. 1979 Datsun 310, you would WIN by 0.1 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 1978.

Vehicle information

Year: 1978

Make: Datsun

Model: 510

Engine: I-4

Horsepower: 97

Torque: 102

Transmission: 5M

Curb Weight: 2380

City MPG:

Highway MPG: 25

MSRP: $5,230

Performance statistics


Class: Mellow Cars

Rank: #230

Best 0-60 Time: 12.7 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 19.3 seconds

@ speed: 72.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 0.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.6 G

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