1980 Datsun 280Z
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Datsun 280Z 1980 specifications
Single-overhead-cam inline-6
Bore: 86mm
Stroke: 79mm
Displacement: 2,753cc
main bearings: 7
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Fuel supply: Nissan Bosch-type L-Jetronic fuel injection
Max power: 149bhp at 5,600rpm
Torque: 163 pound-feet @ 4400 rpm

Maximum speed: 117mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 10.4sec
Overall fuel consumption: 19.5mpg
Quarter-mile: 17.3sec@ 81.0mph

Rear-wheel drive
5-speed manual (3-speed automatic optional)

Unitary, all steel
Seats: two

Hydraulic. servo assisted, dual circuit. Tandem master cylinder. proportioning valve on rear brakes. auto adjuster. front ventilated 9.92in disc, rear: 10.59in disc
Variable ratio, power assisted recirculating ball. collapsable steering column

Wheels & tyres
6J alloy with 195/70 VR-14in steel radial tyres

Front suspension: Independent MacPherson struts
Rear suspension: Independent Chapman struts

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 91.3 in
Track - front: 54.9in
Track - rear: 54.7in
Overall Length: 173.2in
Overall width: 66.5in
Overall height: 50.8in
Ground clearance: 5.7in
Turning circle: Left 31.1ft
L0ck to lock: 2.7 turns
Front/rear distribution:51/49
Tank capacity: 17.6 Imp gallons
Sump capacity: 8pints inc. filter
Gearbox: 3.5pints
Axle:2.25pints (SAE 90)
Coolant; 17pints
Unladen weight: 24.2cwt

1978-83: 414,358 produced
Price at launch: £8,103