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These are the fastest accelerating cars produced during the 1980s. Most of these are recognisable classics, but some may surprise you.

The Quickest Accelerating Cars Of The 1980s

Ford RS200 Evolution (1986)

With an acceleration of 3.8 sec, the Ford RS200 Evolution takes first place.
It's a 2 door AWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.1L Inline 4 Turbo engine.
It is also 1st in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1980s.

Porsche 959 (1987-1989)

With an acceleration of 3.9 sec, the Porsche 959 takes second place.
It's a 2 door AWD Coupé with 2+2 seats and a rear-mounted 2.8L Flat 6 Bi-Turbo engine.
It is also 2nd in The Fastest Cars From The 1980s.

Ferrari F40 (1987-1993)

With an acceleration of 4.1 sec, the Ferrari F40 takes third place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.9L V8 Bi-Turbo engine.
It is also 1st in The Fastest Cars From The 1980s.

TVR 450 SE (1989-1993)

With an acceleration of 4.7 sec, the TVR 450 SE takes fouth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Convertible with 2 seats and a front-mounted 4.4L V8 engine.
It is also joint 14th in The Highest MPG TVRs Ever.

Maserati Karif (1989-1992)

With an acceleration of 4.8 sec, the Maserati Karif takes joint fifth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a front-mounted 2.8L V6 Turbo engine.
It is also joint 9th in The Fastest Accelerating Maseratis Ever.

Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV S (1985-1988)

With an acceleration of 4.8 sec, the Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV S takes joint fifth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 5.2L V12 engine.
It is also joint 4th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1980s.

Audi Quattro Sport (1985-1986)

With an acceleration of 4.9 sec, the Audi Quattro Sport takes joint seventh place.
It's a 2 door AWD Coupé with 2+2 seats and a front-mounted 2.1L Inline 5 Turbo engine.
It is also 34th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1980s.

Ferrari GTO (1984-1986)

With an acceleration of 4.9 sec, the Ferrari GTO takes joint seventh place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.9L V8 Bi-Turbo engine.
It is also 3rd in The Fastest Cars From The 1980s.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato (1969-1989)

With an acceleration of 4.9 sec, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato takes joint seventh place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a front-mounted 5.3L V8 engine.
It is also 2nd in The Quickest Accelerating Cars Of The 1970s.

Lamborghini Countach 25th Aniversario (1988-1990)

With an acceleration of 5.0 sec, the Lamborghini Countach 25th Aniversario takes joint tenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 5.2L V12 engine.
It is also joint 4th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1980s.

TVR 420SEAC (1987-1989)

With an acceleration of 5.0 sec, the TVR 420SEAC takes joint tenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Convertible with 2 seats and a front-mounted 4.2L V8 engine.
It is also joint 10th in The Highest MPG TVRs Ever.

Lancia Delta S4 (1985-1986)

With an acceleration of 5.0 sec, the Lancia Delta S4 takes joint tenth place.
It's a 2 door AWD Hatchback with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 1.8L Inline 4 Twincharged engine.
It is also 1st in The Fastest Accelerating Lancias Ever.

Ford RS200 (1985-1986)

With an acceleration of 5.0 sec, the Ford RS200 takes joint tenth place.
It's a 2 door AWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 1.8L Inline 4 Turbo engine.
It is also 9th in The Fastest Accelerating Fords Ever.

AC Cobra Mk IV (1989-1991)

With an acceleration of 5.2 sec, the AC Cobra Mk IV takes joint fourteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Roadster with 2 seats and a front-mounted 4.9L V8 engine.
It is also 2nd in The Highest MPG AC Cars Ever.

Lamborghini Countach LP500S (1982-1985)

With an acceleration of 5.2 sec, the Lamborghini Countach LP500S takes joint fourteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 4.8L V12 engine.
It is also 8th in The Fastest Cars From The 1980s.

De Tomaso Pantera L (1972-1990)

With an acceleration of 5.2 sec, the De Tomaso Pantera L takes joint fourteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 5.8L V8 engine.
It is also joint 4th in The Most Powerful De Tomasos Ever.

Lotus Esprit Turbo (1988-1989)

With an acceleration of 5.3 sec, the Lotus Esprit Turbo takes joint seventeenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.2L Inline 4 Turbo engine.
It is also joint 27th in The Fastest Lotuses Ever.

Ferrari Testarossa (1984-1991)

With an acceleration of 5.3 sec, the Ferrari Testarossa takes joint seventeenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 4.9L Flat 12 engine.
It is also 9th in The Fastest Cars From The 1980s.

Morgan Plus 8 (1989-1991)

With an acceleration of 5.4 sec, the Morgan Plus 8 takes joint nineteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Convertible with 2 seats and a front-mounted 3.5L V8 engine.
It is also joint 10th in The Quickest Accelerating Cars Under 200 BHP.

Lotus Esprit Turbo (1989-1991)

With an acceleration of 5.4 sec, the Lotus Esprit Turbo takes joint nineteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.2L Inline 4 Turbo engine.
It is also joint 24th in The Fastest Lotuses Ever.

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Last updated on 14th July, 2019
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