1979 Mazda RX-7 IMSA Racer

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Rank: #470

Class: Fast Cars

0-60 Time: 5.3 seconds

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Ranked at #470, the 1979 Mazda RX-7 IMSA Racer races 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Sports cars that fall within this range of acceleration are categorized as Fast Cars.

It falls behind the #469 ranked 2014 BMW 428i by just hundredths of a second and pulls ahead of the #471 ranked 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD by just hundredths of a second.

Before getting in the driver's seat of one of these cars and punching the gas, you should know where you stand. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1979 Mazda RX-7 IMSA Racer vs. 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD, you would WIN by just hundredths of a second!

If you are thinking about going head to head with another Mazda, make sure you know your competition. Find out where your car ranks against the top 10 fastest cars from 1979.

Vehicle information

Year: 1979

Make: Mazda

Model: RX-7 IMSA Racer

Engine: R-2

Horsepower: 270

Torque: 166


Curb Weight: 2225

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $00

Performance statistics


Class: Fast Cars

Rank: #470

Best 0-60 Time: 5.3 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 14.1 seconds

@ speed: 96.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 133.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 1.0 G

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