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Datsun 280 ZX Turbo

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Datsun 280 ZX Turbo

3-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2753 cm3 / 168.0 cu in / 168.0 cu in, 134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 208 km/h / 129 mph / 129 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DatsunIssued from1981
Model280 ZX TurboIssued until
Serie280Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerDatsunCountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1430 kg / 3153 lb / 3153 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1300 mm / 51.2 in / 51.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2520 mm / 99.2 in / 99.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerNissan/DatsunValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supplyTurboEngine displacement2753 cm3 / 168.0 cu in / 168.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity458.83 cm3/cylinder / 28.000 cu in/cylinder / 28.000 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power134.2 kW / 180.0 hp / 180.0 hp at
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)69.5 kW / 93.2 hp / 93.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.8 kW/l / 1.071 bhp/cu in / 1.071 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed208 km/h / 129 mph / 129 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sPower-to-weight ratio127.6 kW/ton / 96.7 bhp/ton / 96.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Datsun 280 ZX Turbo

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