1981 Audi 5000 Turbo

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Rank: #12

Class: 1981

0-60 Time: 9.4 seconds

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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 #12 in this class is the 1981 Audi 5000 Turbo, which races 0-60 mph in 9.4 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Tame Cars.

It lags behind the #11 ranked 1981 Fiat Spider Turbo by just hundredths of a second and darts ahead of the #13 ranked 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL by 0.7 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 Audi 5000 Turbo vs. 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL, you would WIN by 0.7 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another Audi, 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: Audi

Model: 5000 Turbo

Engine: I-4 turbocharged

Horsepower: 0


Transmission: 3A

Curb Weight: 3250

City MPG:

Highway MPG: 23

MSRP: $17,650

Performance statistics


Class: Tame Cars

Rank: #339

Best 0-60 Time: 9.4 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 17.1 seconds

@ speed: 80.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 0.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.7 G

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