Top 10 Fastest Cars from 1978

1978 BMW 320i Alpina

Rank: #1

Class: 1978

0-60 Time: 8.5 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from 1978 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 #1 in this class is the 1978 BMW 320i Alpina, which races 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Tame Cars.

It darts ahead of the #2 ranked 1978 Jaguar XJ12L by 0.3 seconds and the #3 ranked 1978 Porsche 924 by 2.5 seconds.

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 1978 BMW 320i Alpina vs. 1978 Jaguar XJ12L, you would WIN by 0.3 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another BMW, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1978.


0-60 mph Standings

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