The following is a list we’ve compiled of the fastest accelerating production cars (F.A.P.C.) and trucks built by any major manufacturer for the North American market. Although the list includes a lot of newer prestige vehicles that cannot be defined as ‘classic’ or ‘muscle’ cars, they are definitely collectors and destined to be classics. The data was compiled from the results of independent tests conducted by several major publications in the U.S. and Canada. We’ve simply taken the quickest quarter mile elapsed times and listed them in order from quickest to slowest. We didn’t bother including any vehicles with a quarter mile time of more than 14 seconds.
Sources: AM – Automobile, CC – Car Craft, CD – Car & Driver, CI – Cars Illustrated, CL – Car Life, HPC – Hi-Performance Cars, HR – Hot Rod Magazine, MCR – Musclecar Review, MT – Motor Trend, PHR – Popular Hot Rodding, PM – Popular Mechanics, RT – Road & Track, SA – Supercar Annual, SS – Super Stock, W – Wheels