Porsche has been producing fast-running cars and was in the top when it comes to turbo-charged vehicles. Popular brands also include General Motors, Ferrari, Chevrolet and a lot more. The 1980s is something to live, understand and appreciate. When it comes to sports cars, such era saw amazing supercars that paved to more incredible fast cars today. Check out the following top 3 fastest cars from the 80s:
1. 1987 Porsche 959 (3.6 seconds)
The Porsche 959 is incredibly rare with very few flaws that even critics would agree to call it a perfect car. Those who got the chance to test drive it on the road were amazed with what it can offer. A mix of the comfort of a luxury sedan and the performance of a race car, it is excellent for rush-hour traffic, in outrunning light planes and breezing through blizzard-swept mountains. It can accomplish almost all automotive missions; indeed, a big achievement of human endeavor.
When normally run, the 959 is equally impressive. From rest, it sprinted to 60 mps in just 4.9 seconds with minimal clutch and without wheelspin. Furthermore, it is easy to drive, unlike other ultraperformance cars. Shifting with a fluid and slick action, the driver can simply run the engine mild or wild with six ratios to choose from.
2. 1989 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (4.5 seconds)
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 rolled a lot of heads. Those who have tested drive it had the car breezing from 0 to 60 in barely 4.5 seconds and got to the quarter-mile in 13.4 seconds. This car changed the way some people regard American sports cars. This 1989 car from Chevrolet is a ZR-1, meaning, among the world’s fastest cars that is coupled with superior braking and handling. However, it is still most technologically advanced, civilized and least expensive, thanks to it being a Corvette.
There is a slight difference in the Chevy Corvette ZR-1’s looks though. Its bodywork is wider from the doors’ leading edge to its 3-inch tail. It is to give room to the P315/35ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle Gatorbacks that was made for this car. It has an anti-lock braking, a hybridized Z51 suspension and uses a shock absorber that is gas-over-oil. Its hollow center shaft is inserted with an adjustable orifice which makes it possible for various amounts of shock oil around the piston, providing six levels of damping in either Touring, Performance and Sport mode.
3. 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Turbo V-6 (4.6 seconds)
The June 1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Turbo V-6 and the January 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo tie in the third position. The former is a run of the Buick Turbo 3.8-liter V-6 special Trans Ams 1500. When tested, it blasted 0 to 60 mph of 4.6 seconds as well as a quarter-mile run at 101 mph in 13.4 seconds. The turbocharged Trans Am is the fastest 0 to 6 sprinter in any car showroom. It breezily shoots forward, similar to a rocket sled, roaring as it gets into the 16.5-psi mark.
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo (4.6 seconds)
With the January 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche imported the most powerful rear-engine vehicle. Not only does it perform well, it also has a body that looks sexy even after several years. It stood out from the competition most of the time. Those who have test driven it brought it across the 60mph mark at 4.6 seconds.