1979 Mazda RX-7 IMSA Racer

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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.

Vehicle information

Year: 1979

Make: Mazda

Model: RX-7 IMSA Racer

Engine: R-2

Horsepower: 270

Torque: 166


Curb Weight: 2225

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $00

Performance statistics


Class: Fast Cars

Rank: #470

Best 0-60 Time: 5.3 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 14.1 seconds

@ speed: 96.5 mph

Best Top Speed: 133.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 1.0 G

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