The sports car market has changed a lot over the past three decades. The ’90s were a definitive time for sports cars, as the late 1980s and early 1990s brought us many excellent sports cars. Many of these sports cars were common, and today’s drivers forgot they existed. But with a little know-how, drivers can get a greats sports car for a fraction of the price tag.
The Chrysler Laser and the unusual 1998 Ford Taurus SHO, for instance, come to mind. Just because a sports car is old, that doesn’t mean it isn’t rewarding to drive. Check out these 20 great sports cars from decades past that today’s drivers have forgotten about for whatever reason.
20: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO
Drivers from the ’90s dreamed about cramming a V8 engine into a Taurus. Well, the designers at Ford actually did that exact thing. What we had was the Yamaha V8-powered Ford Taurus. The car had a lot going for it, but its styling ultimately killed it off (via Autoweek).
There were also reliability issues with the Yamaha V8 engine. It wasn’t the most reliable, and there was also a recall. But if today’s drivers can find a Taurus SHO, it can be a fun V8-powered car. There weren’t many of them, and the sheer novelty of a V8-powered Taurus is enough to give it some credence.