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1978-1983 DATSUN 280ZX specifications


Symbolic of the Z-cars decent into middle-aged spread, the 280ZX was far less appealing than the car it replaced. Longer, wider, heavier and uglier, the new 2.8-litre car was very much a boulevardier rather than a full-blooded sports car. Equipment levels were lavish, and power steering, all-round disc brakes and semi-trailing arm rear suspension were further refinements that cast the Z-car very much in the luxury car sector. Despite being panned when new, it sold well in the USA and is still very much in demand as a modern, useable classic car.

Production

  • Production:
    414,358
  • Price at launch:
    £8,103
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,250
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,750
  • Price (project):
    £800

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.3secs
  • Top speed:
    117.0mph
  • Power:
    140.0bhp
  • Torque:
    149.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arm, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4540mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2520mm
  • Width:
    1690mm
  • Height:
    1300mm
  • Weight:
    1272kgs

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