13: 1997 Dodge Viper
The Viper was originally released as a “halo” car for the Dodge brand. What began as more of a publicity stunt turned into one of the best-performing sports cars of all-time. The 8.0 L V10 produces a massive 450 hp, creating a car that was a monster right out of the box. While these horsepower numbers are minuscule by today’s performance standards, during the ’90s, this was the car to have. The Viper sold in respectable numbers and 1997 is one of the most iconic versions of the car.
Everything about the 1997 Dodge Viper was quintessential ’90s Dodge, down to the blue paint job and the silver stripes. The Viper is what you’d expect a dream car to be when you are a child, except this is a life-sized replica you can enjoy. There’s no denying the influence that the Viper had on the automotive world in the ’90s.