1976 Lotus Esprit M70

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Rank: #7

Class: 1976

0-60 Time: 6.8 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from 1976 are ranked from fastest to slowest based on their 0-60 times. We crunched the numbers from the best estimates of several premier resources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more.

Pulling up at #7 in this class is the 1976 Lotus Esprit M70, which races 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Spirited Cars.

It lags behind the #6 ranked 1976 Lamborghini Countach by just hundredths of a second and darts ahead of the #8 ranked 1976 Lamborghini 3000 Silhouette by just hundredths of a second.

Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1976 Lotus Esprit M70 vs. 1976 Lamborghini 3000 Silhouette, you would WIN by just hundredths of a second!

If you happen to roll up next to another Lotus, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1976.

Vehicle information

Year: 1976

Make: Lotus

Model: Esprit M70

Engine: I-4

Horsepower: 160

Torque: 140

Transmission: 5M

Curb Weight: 1980

City MPG:

Highway MPG: 25

MSRP: $8,200

Performance statistics


Class: Spirited Cars

Rank: #285

Best 0-60 Time: 6.8 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 15.0 seconds

@ speed: 88.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 0.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.0 G

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