The sports car market has changed significantly since the early days of the muscle car. Sports cars became leaner, utilizing smaller engines while still delivering the fast speeds drivers wanted. Two decades have gone by since the real renaissance of the automotive industry. The rise of the sports car in the ’90s and its eventual downfall toward the end of the decade left a lot of enthusiasts scratching their heads.
But there is a good deal of fast classics that came out of this decade. Some of these cars you might be familiar with, such as the Acura Integra. Others, such as the Plymouth Prowler, are long forgotten, and for good reason. Nevertheless, we took a look at 25 obscure ’90s sports cars that drivers have fallen out of love with via Road and Track.
25: Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG
The Mercedes brand has become synonymous with high-powered sedans and SUVs. But there was a time when Mercedes was a more sedate manufacturer. The C36 was one of the earliest performance sedans during the ’90s. With a turbocharged inline-six, this was a powerful and lightweight sedan.
Still, the seda made a name for itself back in the ’90s. These C36 models are rare in today’s world and you can expect to spend a pretty penny to get your hands on one. There are very few performance sedans, especially rom the ’90s, that can compete with this classic.