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5 Rare Performance Cars from the 1990s

May 2nd, 2018
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1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

In the eyes of some car enthusiasts, the 1990s was one of the greatest eras in automotive history. Some models will forever remain legendary. Here are five rare performance cars that you should buy now.

Our Top 5 Rare Performance Cars From The 1990’s…..

» 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra «

Based on the popular “Fox Body” Mustang, the 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra was a limited-production model that stood atop the lineup. With less than 5,000 models produced, it was bound to become a collector’s item. True Mustang fans understand what the Cobra series brings to the table.

Under the hood sits Ford’s iconic 5.0-liter, V8 engine. Special upgrades, such as GT-40 cylinder heads, increased its output to 235 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Drivers immediately fell in love with the muscle car’s addictive exhaust note. To enhance handling, Ford performed a few modifications to the suspension.

At first glance, the 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra looks similar to the regular Mustang GT. However, subtle styling differences set it apart. While a revised front fascia enhanced its sporty profile, an exclusive set of 17-inch alloy wheels gave the Mustang Cobra an even more exclusive look. Of course, you can’t forget about the signature Cobra badges.

 

» 1997 Acura Integra Type R «

The 1997 Acura Integra Type R helped popularize the tuner car segment. During its heyday, very few cars on the road offered a more fun driving experience. Bulletproof reliability also gave the Integra Type R a key advantage over the competition.

Motivating the Integra Type R is a Honda-built 1.8-liter, four-cylinder VTEC engine. Although the engine is small, it boasts an amazing 8,400-rpm redline. Everyone loved churning through the gears. Although the 195-horsepower Integra Type R wasn’t blindingly quick, it offers especially great handling. A lowered stance and lightweight body enabled it to fly around curves.

In terms of styling, the Type R looked sleek and aggressive. A large rear spoiler made it look fast even when sitting still. Other car enthusiasts definitely knew you were driving something special.

» 1992 GMC Cyclone «

Most people agree that the 1992 GMC Cyclone was one of the most exhilarating sport trucks to ever hit the market. Although the GMC Cyclone was not great for towing a load, its performance capabilities left drivers in awe. This compact pickup was the perfect alternative to a sports car. GMC only built roughly 3,000 Cyclones, so finding one may prove to be a serious challenge.

The 1992 GMC Cyclone comes equipped a turbocharged V6 engine, which kicks out an exciting 280 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. In terms of acceleration, the GMC Cyclone easily embarrassed the average muscle car. It recorded a scorching 0-60 time of 5.3 seconds. Meanwhile, all-wheel drive gave the Cyclone superb traction.

A sinister appearance added to the GMC Cyclone’s appeal. Its blacked-out grille and sporty stance made onlookers pay attention. Over the years, the Cyclone’s boxy design has aged remarkably well.

» 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo «

Because Toyota makes great family vehicles like the Camry and RAV4, people tend to overlook the automaker’s background in racing. For good reason, the Toyota Supra Turbo remains a cult favorite. It was a sensational sports car that competed against the world’s best.

While behind the wheel of the 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo, drivers experienced an instant adrenaline rush. Strapped with twin turbochargers, the car’s inline-six engine developed a competitive 320 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque. A scorching 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds and track-worthy handling made the Supra Turbo hard to beat.

The 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo had the look of a true super car. From the Supra Turbo’s large rear wing to its seductive body, everything about the car screamed performance. While you could choose from four different colors, Renaissance Red really turned heads.

» 1994 BMW 850 CSI «

Although the BMW 850 CSI wasn’t built for the track, it proved to be a thrilling car on the street. Drivers adored its unique blend of performance and everyday comfort. Most importantly, it never failed to produce smiles. There were quite a few people willing to pay the 850 CSI’s $109,000 sticker price.

The heart of the BMW 850 CSI was its monstrous V12 engine. It managed to produce a spectacular 372 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque. As soon as you hit the gas, you’ll immediately feel the 850 CSI’s surge of power. An ultra-smooth ride made this car great for long road trips.

Even today, a lot of drivers drool over the BMW 850 CSI’s timeless styling. Although the big coupe is certainly sporty, it’s more refined than the typical sports car. Among the 850 CSI’s best features were its flip-up headlights. They accentuated its athletic shape.

 

The 1990’s produced several impressive performance cars. We’ve only listed our top 5 performance cars of the 90’s. What’s yours?

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