Top 10 Fastest Cars from 1979

1979 Mazda RX-7 IMSA Racer

Rank: #1

Class: 1979

0-60 Time: 5.3 seconds

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The top 10 fastest cars from 1979 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 1979 Mazda RX-7 IMSA Racer, which races 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Fast Cars.

It darts ahead of the #2 ranked 1979 Porsche 924 Turbo by 2.4 seconds and the #3 ranked 1979 BMW 528i by 2.9 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 1979 Mazda RX-7 IMSA Racer vs. 1979 Porsche 924 Turbo, you would WIN by 2.4 seconds!

If you happen to roll up next to another Mazda, be sure you know what you're up against. Find out where your car stands among the top 10 fastest cars from 1979.

0-60 mph Standings

RankOrderYearOrderMakeOrderModelOrderHorsepowerOrderMSRPOrder0-60 TimeOrder
11979MazdaRX-7 IMSA Racer270 5.3
21979Porsche924 Turbo143$23,4407.7
51979JaguarXJ6L $19,0009.6
61979ChevroletCitation X11115$4,3009.6
71979MazdaRX-7 GS100$9,4559.7
81979Alfa RomeoSpider101$11,99510.0
91979Alfa RomeoSprint Veloce $8,79510.1
101979FordMustang Turbo130$4,61310.4
121979DodgeColt Hatchback80$4,74310.4
141979ToyotaCelica $5,89910.4
151979ToyotaCelica Liftback $6,55910.4
161979FIatSpider 200080$7,51510.6
191979FiatX 1/966$7,11511.1
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We provide the most comprehensive collection of zero to 60 times, comparisons and class standings. Our proprietary 0-60 time calculations are based on the best estimates from several of the premier sources, including Motor Trend, Road & Track, Car & Driver and more. The data presented by Sportscar Standings are estimates only, are not guaranteed to be accurate, and are subject to change at any time.