Top 10 Best Supercars of the 1980s

Best 80s Supercars

The 1960’s saw the birth of the supercar with the Ford GT40 and Lamborghini Muira which paved the way for a progressive 1970’s movement towards more automakers adding an ultra high-performance and exotic supercar to their lineup or even entirely new dedicated supercar companies emerging.  With the exception of the 1987 stock market crash, the 1980’s was a relative economic boom time.  This decade produced some of the most legendary supercars ever made such as the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959 (the later is Bill Gates favorite car).  The 80s supercar scene was exploding around the world and demand was skyrocketing.  For instance, many Ferrari F40 customers were eager to pay over three times the sticker price simply due to supply and demand.  Luckily this price is still a good deal if they held onto the car and sold it at today’s F40 market values.  The 80’s supercar craze was fueled in part by the economy, but also likely due to the supercars popularization during this decade.  In the 1980s supercar craze we saw Magnum PI drive a Ferrari 308 to its limits each week, Marty McFly drive a rare Delorean to the future, all sorts of supercars compete in the Canonball Run and Rocky boast a driveway full of exotics.  Check out the list of the top 10 best 1980s supercars and make sure to comment, click Like or share and cast your vote in the supercar poll below.

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

1980s exotic cars

Quick Stats:

400 horsepower
366 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1984-85


1988 Porsche 959

Bill Gates Porsche

Quick Stats:

575 horsepower
510 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1986-89


1980 BMW M1

bmw supercar

Quick Stats:

274 horsepower
243 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1978-81


1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo

1980s sports cars

Quick Stats:

215 horsepower
220 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1987-93


1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato

80s supercar

Quick Stats:

432 horsepower
395 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1986-90


1986 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

lamborghini countach 5000

Quick Stats:

455 horsepower
465 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1985-88


1987 Ferrari F40

Best 1980s Supercars

Quick Stats:

478 horsepower
426 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1987-92


1989 De Tomaso Pantera GT5

de tomaso pantera supercar

Quick Stats:

355 horsepower
335 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1971-91


1989 Ferrari Testarossa

1980s supercars

Quick Stats:

390 horsepower
361 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 1984-91


1988 Callaway Sledgehammer ZR1 Corvette

80s supercars

Quick Stats:

898 horsepower
772 ft-lb of Torque
Produced in 1988


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