The 1990s were a magical time for the automotive industry. Carmakers were just beginning to delve into new technologies. The sports car market was one of the first to benefit. Whether you wanted an inexpensive turbo or a V8 powered muscle car there, was sure to be a fit. Many of the nineties sports cars have become cult classics as a result. The birth of the small-block LS1 V8 engine was one such advantage, and the rising popularity of SUVs made sports cars a dying breed.
The sports cars that hit the market during the nineties were some of the most unique vehicles ever engineered. Brands like Mitsubishi and Subaru entered the market with memorable cars that were beyond fun to drive. Many of these nineties sports cars have increased dramatically in value over the years, becoming collectors’ items. To truly understand what made the nineties sports cars so special you have to delve deep into the experience. Read on as we take a look at some of the most memorable and rare sports cars (via Road & Track) to hit the market during the nineties.
20. Acura NSX
It’s without question that the Acura NSX is one of the most iconic cars on the road today. The NSX didn’t have a fire-breathing V8 engine and wasn’t particularly exotic looking. But where the NSX stood out from the crowd was its sheer precision engineering. The Acura NSX was crafted in a special factory that Honda designed just for this car.
The Acura NSX was handcrafted with a bespoke 3.0-liter V6, coupled with an all-aluminum design. Just take a step behind the wheel of an original Acura NSX model and you know you’re in for something special.