Fast, Fantastic But Forgotten Supercars Of the `90s

By vukasin

Even though modern supercars achieved unimaginable levels of power and performance best decade for this car class was the `90s. Even without contemporary hybrid power trains, computer controlled double-clutch transmissions or active aerodynamics, `90s supercars had an irresistible charm and brute power which earned them a spot in collective conciseness.

However, not all supercars gained worldwide popularity and become household names like McLaren F1, for examples. Many of them remained obscure and failed to attract global attention. Today, we will tell you about those models and introduce you to the interesting world of forgotten `90s supercars.

1. Venturi GT 400

You are excused if you don`t know about Venturi, a small French car company which was active in the ’90s. Using components from other car companies and producing its own bodies and chassis, Venturi produced several beautiful and fast cars, raced a lot, and left its mark in the history of obscure supercars with its magnificent 400 GT model from the mid-’90s. Visually similar to Ferrari F40, the Venturi 400 GT also used a twin-turbocharged engine. But in Venturi`s case, it was a 3.0-liter Peugeot V6 which was pumped to produce 400 hp in street trim. In racing trim, it was capable of over 600 hp.

With all that firepower, the 400 GT was capable of accelerating to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and go over 180 mph which was faster than Porsches or Ferraris of the day. Unfortunately, cruel financial reality caught up with Venturi`s big ambitions and the company was closed first in 1997 and then again in 2000. Venturi withdrew from racing before that and managed to produce less than 100 examples of the fantastic 400 GT which has since been lost in corridors of time.