1979 Mazda RX-7

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Rank: #4

Class: 1979

0-60 Time: 9.2 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 #4 in this class is the 1979 Mazda RX-7, which races 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds. Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as Tame Cars.

It lags behind the #3 ranked 1979 BMW 528i by 1.0 seconds and darts ahead of the #5 ranked 1979 Jaguar XJ6L 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 1979 Mazda RX-7 vs. 1979 Jaguar XJ6L, you would WIN by 0.4 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.

Vehicle information

Year: 1979

Make: Mazda

Model: RX-7

Engine: R-2

Horsepower: 100

Torque: 105

Transmission: 5M

Curb Weight: 2420

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $7,970

Performance statistics

Tags: Rotary engine

Class: Tame Cars

Rank: #306

Best 0-60 Time: 9.2 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 17.0 seconds

@ speed: 83.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 122.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.8 G

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