1980 Datsun 280ZX Racer

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Rank: #2

Class: 1980

0-60 Time: 5.6 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 #2 in this class is the 1980 Datsun 280ZX Racer, which races 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Fast Cars.

It lags behind the #1 ranked 1980 Ferrari 512BB by 0.1 seconds and darts ahead of the #3 ranked 1980 Lamborghini Countach S by 0.3 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 1980 Datsun 280ZX Racer vs. 1980 Lamborghini Countach S, you would WIN by 0.3 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 1980.

Vehicle information

Year: 1980

Make: Datsun

Model: 280ZX Racer

Engine: I-6

Horsepower: 300

Torque: 245


Curb Weight: 2230

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $00

Performance statistics


Class: Fast Cars

Rank: #540

Best 0-60 Time: 5.6 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 13.7 seconds

@ speed: 104.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 124.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 1.1 G

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