1979 Mazda RX-7

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Rank: #16

Class: Tame Cars

0-60 Time: 9.2 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars are lined up from fastest to slowest by their 0 to 60 times. We bring you this list of Tame Cars based on the best estimates from trusted sources, including Car & Driver, Motor Trend, Road & Track and more.

Ranked at #16, the 1979 Mazda RX-7 races 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds. Sports cars that fall within this range of acceleration are categorized as Tame Cars.

It falls behind the #15 ranked 1978 Mazda RX-7 IMSA GTO by just hundredths of a second and pulls ahead of the #17 ranked 1992 Mazda 929 by 0.1 seconds.

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 vs. 1992 Mazda 929, you would WIN by 0.1 seconds!

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

Engine: R-2

Horsepower: 100

Torque: 105

Transmission: 5M

Curb Weight: 2420

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $7,970

Performance statistics

Tags: Rotary engine

Class: Tame Cars

Rank: #306

Best 0-60 Time: 9.2 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 17.0 seconds

@ speed: 83.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 122.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.8 G

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