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These are the fastest accelerating cars produced during the 1970s. A lot of these you would expect to be here, but there are also a lot of surprises!

The Quickest Accelerating Cars Of The 1970s

Lamborghini Miura P400 Jota (1970)

With an acceleration of 3.6 sec, the Lamborghini Miura P400 Jota takes first place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 3.9L V12 engine.
It is also 1st in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1970s.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato (1969-1989)

With an acceleration of 4.9 sec, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato takes second place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a front-mounted 5.3L V8 engine.
It is also 3rd in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1970s.

Ferrari Dino 246 GTS (1972-1974)

With an acceleration of 5.0 sec, the Ferrari Dino 246 GTS takes joint third place.
It's a 2 door RWD Targa Top with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.4L V6 engine.
It is also joint 2nd in The Quickest Accelerating Cars Under 200 BHP.

Ferrari Dino 246 GT (1969-1974)

With an acceleration of 5.0 sec, the Ferrari Dino 246 GT takes joint third place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.4L V6 engine.
It is also joint 2nd in The Quickest Accelerating Cars Under 200 BHP.

Ferrari 365 GTC (1968-1970)

With an acceleration of 5.3 sec, the Ferrari 365 GTC takes fifth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a front-mounted 4.4L V12 engine.
It is also joint 24th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1970s.

Ferrari 512 BB (1976-1981)

With an acceleration of 5.4 sec, the Ferrari 512 BB takes joint sixth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 4.9L Flat 12 engine.
It is also 2nd in The Fastest Cars From The 1970s.

Lamborghini Countach LP400 (1974-1978)

With an acceleration of 5.4 sec, the Lamborghini Countach LP400 takes joint sixth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 3.9L V12 engine.
It is also 7th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1970s.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage (1969-1989)

With an acceleration of 5.4 sec, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage takes joint sixth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 4 seats and a front-mounted 5.3L V8 engine.
It is also joint 4th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1970s.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante (1969-1989)

With an acceleration of 5.4 sec, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante takes joint sixth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Convertible with 4 seats and a front-mounted 5.3L V8 engine.
It is also joint 4th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1970s.

Ferrari 365 GT4 BB (1973-1976)

With an acceleration of 5.5 sec, the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB takes tenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 4.4L Flat 12 engine.
It is also joint 3rd in The Fastest Cars From The 1970s.

Ferrari 365 GTS/4 (Daytona) (1969-1973)

With an acceleration of 5.7 sec, the Ferrari 365 GTS/4 (Daytona) takes joint eleventh place.
It's a 2 door RWD Convertible with 2 seats and a front-mounted 4.4L V12 engine.
It is also joint 10th in The Fastest Cars From The 1970s.

Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (Daytona) (1968-1973)

With an acceleration of 5.7 sec, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 (Daytona) takes joint eleventh place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a front-mounted 4.4L V12 engine.
It is also joint 10th in The Fastest Cars From The 1970s.

Lamborghini Countach LP400S (1978-1982)

With an acceleration of 5.9 sec, the Lamborghini Countach LP400S takes joint thirteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 3.9L V12 engine.
It is also joint 6th in The Fastest Cars From The 1970s.

Bristol Brigand (1976-1993)

With an acceleration of 5.9 sec, the Bristol Brigand takes joint thirteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Saloon with 2 seats and a front-mounted 5.9L V8 Turbo engine.
It is also joint 4th in The Fastest Accelerating Bristols Ever.

Bristol Beaufighter (1976-1993)

With an acceleration of 5.9 sec, the Bristol Beaufighter takes joint thirteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Convertible with 2 seats and a front-mounted 5.9L V8 Turbo engine.
It is also joint 4th in The Fastest Accelerating Bristols Ever.

Ferrari 308 GTB (1975-1980)

With an acceleration of 6.0 sec, the Ferrari 308 GTB takes sixteenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.9L V8 engine.
It is also joint 20th in The Fastest Cars From The 1970s.

Lotus Elan Sprint (1970-1973)

With an acceleration of 6.2 sec, the Lotus Elan Sprint takes joint seventeenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Roadster with 2 seats and a front-mounted 1.6L Inline 4 engine.
It is also joint 28th in The Quickest Accelerating Cars Under 200 BHP.

Lotus Elan Sprint Coupé (1970-1973)

With an acceleration of 6.2 sec, the Lotus Elan Sprint Coupé takes joint seventeenth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2 seats and a front-mounted 1.6L Inline 4 engine.
It is also joint 28th in The Quickest Accelerating Cars Under 200 BHP.

Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 (W109) (1967-1972)

With an acceleration of 6.3 sec, the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 takes nineteenth place.
It's a 4 door RWD Saloon with front-mounted 6.3L V8 engine.
It is also joint 40th in The Most Powerful Cars From The 1970s.

Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 (1973-1980)

With an acceleration of 6.4 sec, the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 takes joint twentieth place.
It's a 2 door RWD Coupé with 2+2 seats and a mid-mounted 2.9L V8 engine.
It is also joint 22nd in The Fastest Cars From The 1970s.

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Last updated on 15th June, 2019
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