The ’80s and ’90s were a.time of transition for the performance car market. The fuel embargo was behind us and gas was becoming affordable again. EPA regulations had changed how cars looked and drove, and this was both good and bad. The American sports car market was steadily evolving with a rapid pace of development. The ’80s and ’90s had some of the most memorable vehicles, many of which remain classics to this day.
American cars in general have influenced many trends in the automotive industry. Cars like the Camaro were going through some rough patches, such as the ill-fated “iron duke.”. Nevertheless, this era of automotive design and technology gave us some exceptional vehicles that are still popular. We are going to be taking a look at 25 of the fastest examples that were released during the ’80s and ’90s, so read on below.
25: Dodge Stealth
The Stealth was the corporate cousin of the Mitsubishi 3000GT throughout the ’80s and ’90s, and that’s a good thing. Drivers got a twin-turbo sports car with a bit of Americana. The characteristics of the car in addition to its design were slightly modified to match the Dodge profile at the time. The Stealth was incredibly advanced for its price point and period and had plenty of technology to go around for the ’80s and ’90s.
When it comes to interesting turbo cars, the Stealth is perhaps one of the most notable. The AWD design gave it impressive handling and drivability. Its 3.0 L V6 had a power range of 161 to 320 hp. The five or six-speed manuals were both very firm and the car handled performance driving as you’d expect. While other twin-turbo cars from this era seem to cloud the spotlight, the Stealth is a surprising value of the ’80s and ’90s.