The sports car segment has always been a hugely passionate part of the automotive industry. Unfortunately, the rise of the crossover has also caused a lot of potential drivers to move away from the segment. Sure, there are the obvious pony cars such as the Mustang and the Challenger, yet others sports cars simply became models that drivers forgot.
But there was a time when the sports car market had a vast selection to choose from with plenty of different models. We took a look at once-respected sports cars that auto fans have forgotten about as time went on via Top Gear.
25: Hyundai Scoupe
Long before the Genesis, the Tiburon, and even the Veloster was the Scoupe. This was the original Hyundai sports car and it wasn’t a bad attempt. Although the car was based on Excel the Scoupe still offered a fair amount of value for the price. Its performance wasn’t amazing off the line, but the car could perform well on twists and turns. The value-oriented package offered consumers a fun-to-drive the car that they could still afford.
At this period of time, Hyundai was receiving a fair amount of bad press, so the Scoupe never managed to sell very well. But if you have been looking for a fun to drive and cheap ride, the Scoupe is a car worth considering. Not only do these cars entail a lot of looks but they are surprisingly fun to fling around.