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1982 IMSA GT Season
Photo Credit: Mark Windecker.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Electramotive Datsun (US,0,1)
Champion Driver: Don Devendorf (US,1,1)
Putative Driver: Don Devendorf (US)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model 280ZXT, 2.75-liter, six-cylinder inline, cast iron/aluminum engine, SOHC, turbocharged, five-speed, Lockheed ventilated disc brakes, carbon fibre/steel tubular spaceframe chassis, lower A-arm/semi-trailing arm independent suspension, 585 horsepower (Electramotive, Datsun, Yoshihiko Matsuo, Albrecht von Goertz).

Electramotive with its factory-supported Datsun 280ZX Turbo easily earns the 1982 IMSA drivers' and putative titles over the Porsche and Mazda entries.

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

Electramotive Datsun82     Devendorf82
Alderman/Blackburn Datsun41     Rodriguez R45
Vincentz Porsche39     Mandeville39
Mandeville Mazda38     Vincentz39
Hagan Camaro37     Blackburn38
Rodriguez Corvette33     Felton35

Noteworthy 1982 Races

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