1978 Jaguar XJ12L

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Rank: #5

Class: 1978

0-60 Time: 8.8 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 #5 in this class is the 1978 Jaguar XJ12L, which races 0-60 mph in 8.8 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Tame Cars.

It lags behind the #4 ranked 1978 BMW 320i Alpina by 0.3 seconds and darts ahead of the #6 ranked 1978 Mazda RX-7 IMSA GTO by 0.4 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 Jaguar XJ12L vs. 1978 Mazda RX-7 IMSA GTO, you would WIN by 0.4 seconds!

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

Vehicle information

Year: 1978

Make: Jaguar

Model: XJ12L

Engine: V-12

Horsepower: 244

Torque: 269

Transmission: 3A

Curb Weight: 4265

City MPG:

Highway MPG: 13

MSRP: $18,000

Performance statistics


Class: Tame Cars

Rank: #222

Best 0-60 Time: 8.8 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 17.0 seconds

@ speed: 87.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 0.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.7 G

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