1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo

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Rank: #5

Class: Datsun

0-60 Time: 7.4 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 #5 in this class is the 1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo, which races 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Spirited Cars.

It lags behind the #4 ranked 1981 Datsun 280 ZX Turbo by just hundredths of a second and darts ahead of the #6 ranked 1970 Datsun 240Z by 1.3 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 Datsun 280ZX Turbo vs. 1970 Datsun 240Z, you would WIN by 1.3 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 1981.

Vehicle information

Year: 1981

Make: Datsun

Model: 280ZX Turbo

Engine: I-6 turbocharged

Horsepower: 180

Torque: 203

Transmission: 3A

Curb Weight: 2995

City MPG:

Highway MPG: 21.5

MSRP: $16,660

Performance statistics


Class: Spirited Cars

Rank: #458

Best 0-60 Time: 7.4 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 15.6 seconds

@ speed: 88.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 129.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.8 G

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