I have had quicker accelerating cars, one a sportyish hatch, the other a 4 door saloon.
One of them was an Avenger based hatch back. 8 sec 0 - 60 (timed) from 1600cc
The other was a German built luxobarge with an engine from Merseyside (under 8 sec timed)
Lets just say that the 1970s car is still one of the best handling cars I have driven.