Top 10 Fastest Cars from 1979

1979 BMW 528i

Rank: #1

Class: 1979

0-60 Time: 8.2 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 BMW 528i, which races 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Tame Cars.

It darts ahead of the #2 ranked 1979 Mazda RX-7 by 1.0 seconds and the #3 ranked 1979 Jaguar XJ6L by 1.4 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 1979 BMW 528i vs. 1979 Mazda RX-7, you would WIN by 1.0 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 1979.


0-60 mph Standings

RankOrderYearOrderMakeOrderModelOrderHorsepowerOrderMSRPOrder0-60 TimeOrder
11979BMW528i169$15,5058.2
21979MazdaRX-7100$7,9709.2
31979JaguarXJ6L $19,0009.6
41979ChevroletCitation X11115$4,3009.6
51979Alfa RomeoSpider101$11,99510.0
61979Alfa RomeoSprint Veloce $8,79510.1
71979FordMustang Turbo130$4,61310.4
81979VolkswagenScirocco76$6,54510.4
91979DodgeColt Hatchback80$4,74310.4
101979PlymouthChamp80$6,03810.4
111979ToyotaCelica Liftback $6,55910.4
121979ToyotaCelica $5,89910.4
131979FIatSpider 200080$7,51510.6
141979Peugeot604133$12,84010.7
151979HondaCivic63$5,59710.8
161979FiatX 1/966$7,11511.1
171979TriumphTR789$7,69511.2
181979FordFiesta $4,19811.5
191979Audi400076$7,68511.5
201979HondaPrelude72$6,44511.5
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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.