BMW is a brand that hit its stride in the ’90s. The BMW lineup from that decade is considered one of the best lineups in the history of the company. The Z3 Coupe is one of the most unique looking sports cars that came out. A hatchback design was incorporated with the standard design of the Z3 (via Consumer Reports).
A relatively low production run made the Z3 coupe unique. There were no compact luxury sports coupes during this time, and the Z3 was an innovator. BMW was known for pushing the envelope of design around this time. Few cars are as notoriously rare as the Z3 Coupe is from this unique decade.
The Porsche brand was at a crossroads in the 1990s and the 993 body style was brand-new. From a design standpoint, the 911 was similar to the generations that came before it. But that might be the one thing that made Porsche special around this time. These Porsche models were increasingly modern and still look good to this day (via Car Gurus).
The 911 is also one of the best performing sports models on the road today. The interior had enough standard luxury features that the 911 was appealing. Even the most discerning Porsche enthusiast could seem themselves driving the 911. This sports car was far ahead of the curve in terms of design and performance.
The 1990s body style of the Mercedes Benz SL55 is as iconic as it is long in the tooth. This was one of the longest-running body styles for a Mercedes sports car. These cars have peaked in value and are catching good premiums when they go to the auction block. The SL55 had modern luxury features that we are used to seeing, and some that we aren’t (via New Car Test Drive).
The SL55 had an amazing performance out of the box that could rival even the most expensive sports cars. The interior is still considered high luxury today, and the powered convertible top was a nice touch. When it comes to classic supercars, the Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG is worth considering.
As under-appreciated as it was, the final generation of the Supra Turbo has become an icon. The Toyota Supra Turbo had futuristic styling and a luxurious interior. Many of the cars were shared with the Lexus SC400. The underpinnings were some of the most advanced technical advances that went into a Toyota sports car (via Auto Detective).
Unfortunately, when the Supra Turbo hit the market, the segment for sports cars was drying up. Consumers had shifted to sport utility vehicles, and the sports car was no longer popular. Later in the 2000s, though, the Supra Turbo was featured in the drifting scene and became more popular than ever.
The Acura brand has never been as popular as Lexus was for Toyota. But there have been quite a few unique Acura models. The NSX is one such model and one of the only super cars to come from Honda. The styling was far more unique than anything else on the market. To this day, the NSX is one of the most beautiful sports cars ever released (via Car Gurus).
The performance of the NSX was at the top of the food chain. Many features that the NSX had are considered standard equipment. But when the NSX was brand new, these features were unique to say the least. The NSX will undoubtedly be one of the most popular 1990s cars ever and was certainly ahead of its time.