The Greatest Classic Cars of the 1990s

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The 1990s was an era when technological advancement was at its peak. The automobile industry was riding high in churning out cars one better than the other. The aerodynamic bodyline and precision engineering focused on speed and acceleration. Car manufacturers were going crazy trying to build supercars. In the bargain we have seen some of the finest cars that were ever made during this era. Let us take a look at some of the best cars from the 1990s and learn what makes them so special.

Hummer H1

Hummer H1
Hummer H1

Year: 1992
The Hummer H1 was the all-terrain vehicle of the 1990’s. With massive tires and fender grills this monster truck is what you would imagine the bad boys driving around in. The H1 had the capability to wade through 30 inches deep water and climb steep slopes that looked near impossible. Though it had a stereo the interiors were far from comfortable.

Hummer H1 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph15 sec
Top Speed91 mph
Mile Range488 miles
Fuel capacity42 U.S gal
ClassFull-size off-road / SUV
Body StyleOff-road hard-top
Traction4×4 full-time

Lexus LS400

Lexus LS400
Lexus LS400

Year: 1990
The Lexus LS400 was released in direct competition to the Mercedes S Class. This was the first Japanese luxury car for the global market. BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes were a bit shaken to see the LS400 biting into their space. And true to their fear the Lexus turned out to be better than all of them. This powerful car exudes a safe and secure feeling with its smooth and comfortable ride.

Lexus LS400 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph7 sec
Top Speed153 mph
Mile Range398 miles
Fuel capacity22.5 U.S gal
ClassFull-size luxury
Body StyleSedan
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer

Year: 1991
The Ford Explorer is a high spirited versatile vehicle which is ideal for towing great loads. Equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 engine the Explorer still has its niche market. The Explorer is a highly safe and dependable car. It was built for utility and did a fine job.

Ford Explorer Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph10.6 sec
Top Speed111 mph
Mile Range360 miles
Fuel capacity19 U.S gal
ClassFull-size off-road / SUV
Body StyleSport-utility wagon
Traction4WD (four-wheel drive, 4×4)

 

Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln Navigator

Year: 1998
The Lincoln Navigator was the SUV with a luxurious interior in its heydays. Today we have a different set of standards which defines a luxury SUV. The Lincoln Navigator is a powerful vehicle and can plough through all kinds of terrain. It has a 5.4L V8 engineproducing 230 horsepower.

Lincoln Navigator Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph10.4 sec
Top Speed118 mph
Mile Range398 miles
Fuel capacity29.9 U.S gal
ClassFull-size off-road / SUV
Body StyleSport-utility wagon
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

GMC Typhoon

GMC Typhoon
GMC Typhoon

Year: 1992
The GMC Typhoon is your typical rugged all weather utility truck. The truck has an outrageous acceleration for an all-wheel drive vehicle. It is powered with a massive 4.3L Turbocharged V6 engine. The typhoon interiors are well designed with plenty of black leather on the seats and other part of the cabin as well.

GMC Typhoon Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph5.3 sec
Top Speed134 mph
Mile Range301 miles
Fuel capacity20.1 U.S gal
ClassGrand Tourer
Body StyleSport-utility wagon
Traction4WD (four-wheel drive, 4×4)

 

Nissan 300ZX

Nissan 300ZX
Nissan 300ZX

Year: 1990
The Nissan 300ZX is an alluring vehicle and delivers a superb performance. It has a 3.0L Turbocharged V6 engine. This low bodied, aerodynamic sleek car had people marvelling at Nissan’s talent for creating something quite so exquisite. The car has rewarding dynamics and marvellous interiors.

Nissan 300ZX Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph6.5 sec
Top Speed160 mph
Mile Range340 miles
Fuel capacity19 U.S gal
ClassGrand Tourer
Body StyleTarga Coupe with t-bar roof
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

BMW M5

BMW M5
BMW M5

Year: 1992
The BMW M5 is a high performance car comes with a 4.9L V8 engine which produces a grand 310 horsepower. Don’t be fooled by the bland and unassuming appearance of the M5. When in action it takes you completely by surprise with an excellent acceleration. It is also the fasted of the BMW 5 series.

BMW M5 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph5.5 sec
Top Speed165 mph
Mile Range338 miles
Fuel capacity21.2 U.S gal
ClassMid-size luxury
Body StyleSedan
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5
Mazda MX-5

Year: 1990
The 1990 MX-5 is Mazda’s retro car. It is a very conventional sports car with a 16 engine. In 1991 the car witnessed an upgrade to a turbo charged engine which pushed the power from 114bhp to a whopping 150bhp. This was a winning decision and led the MX-5 to victory in a spectacular racing event.

Mazda MX-5 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph8.8 sec
Top Speed122 mph
Mile Range289 miles
ClassSports Roadster
Fuel capacity11.9 U.S gal
Body StyleRoadster
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

BMW M Coupe

BMW M Coupe
BMW M Coupe

Year: 1998
The BMW M Coupe was conceived to support BMW’s endeavour to join the motor sport league. A power packed car performed with full gusto and brought home accolades of victory several times. With a unique set of wheels and powerful brakes the coupe packed a S54 I6 engine delivering a 315 horsepower and a remarkable acceleration.

BMW M Coupe Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph4.8 sec
Top Speed169 mph
Mile Range240 miles
Fuel capacity13.5 U.S gal
ClassSports Roadster
Body StyleKammback Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

Year: 1998
The Ford Mustang SVT Cobra was not just any car. It had a special hand built V-8 engine. The car was a recreation of the Shelby Mustang GT-350. The 1998 Mustang SVT Cobra got new alloy wheels, independent rear suspension and a good prep up. The car is smooth, quiet and very comfortable to drive.

Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph5.3 sec
Top Speed152 mph
Mile Range258 miles
Fuel capacity15.6 U.S gal
ClassSportscar
Body StyleFastback Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Ferrari F50

Ferrari F50
Ferrari F50

Year: 1996
The 1996 Ferrari F50 was smooth and fast, a car of the future. This was a limited edition model and had a sleek body line with prominent rear fins. The F50 was quite a change from its belligerent predecessors. It mounted a 4.7L naturally aspirated V12 engine supported by a 6 speed manual transmission and was capable of an amazing acceleration.

Ferrari F50 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.5 sec
Top Speed200 mph
Mile Range355 miles
Fuel capacity27.8 U.S gal
ClassSupercar
Body StyleTarga
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Nissan Skyline GTR

Nissan Skyline GTR
Nissan Skyline GTR

Year: 1997
In the 1990’s Japanese cars were considered the coolest cars in the US for their neat and sleek look. The Nissan Skyline GTRwas an all-wheel drive turbocharged coupe that was instantly popular for its looks and performance. However, the Nissan Skyline models didn’t conform to the regulation stipulated by various agencies for automobiles, and hence was not able to continue manufacturing in the US.

Nissan Skyline Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph10 sec
Top Speed122 mph
Mile Range382 miles
Fuel capacity17.2 U.S gal
ClassEntry-level luxury
Body StyleHardtop Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Year: 1990
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 delivered a statement of excellence with a spectacular performance. It did the unimaginable while conforming to all the government regulation for safety, noise levels, exhaust emissions and fuel economy. And together with that, the car also had spectacular acceleration and speed.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph4.8 sec
Top Speed180 mph
Mile Range288 miles
Fuel capacity20.1 U.S gal
ClassGrand Tourer
Body StyleHatchback Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Year: 1995
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was launched as a rally car. The car came about as a replacement of the Sierra Cosworth and morphed from a hatchback to a saloon. Having taken the best from its predecessor the Ford Escort RS Cosworth was designed for motor sports. The car could handle speed with ease and had an amazing acceleration.

Ford Escort RS Cosworth Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph5.8 sec
Top Speed146 mph
Mile Range377 miles
Fuel capacity17.2 U.S gal
ClassSportscar
Body StyleHatchback
Traction4WD (four-wheel drive, 4×4)

 

Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper
Dodge Viper

Year:1992
The Dodge Viper is described as a car with real venom. As soon as it was launched it headed straight for the top and became America’s premier sports car. The Dodge Viper was economically priced and gave its peers real competition in the marketplace. It is a two-seater roadster with very attractive exterior styling.

Dodge Viper Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph4.5 sec
Top Speed162 mph
Mile Range270 miles
Fuel capacity21.9 U.S gal
ClassGrand Tourer
Body StyleRoadster
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Ferrari 348 TB Catalyst

Ferrari 348 TB Catalyst
Ferrari 348 TB Catalyst

Year: 1993
Among the Ferrari 348 the TB Catalyst was the most popular. It had a sleek and very distinctive appearance. But there was more to this car – it pushed the limits. In a bid to make the best car Ferrari modelled the 348. The TB was fast and furious with a gripping acceleration.

Ferrari 348 TB Catalyst Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph5.6 sec
Top Speed170 mph
Mile Range447 miles
Fuel capacity25.1 U.S gal
ClassGrand Tourer
Body StyleFastback Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Jaguar XJ200

Jaguar XJ200
Jaguar XJ200

Year: 1992
The Jaguar XJ200 was a super car and a crowning achievement. The sleek car with pop-up head lamps and extremely powerful engine was designed as a racing car to compete with the XJR-8. The Jaguar XJ200 with its swift acceleration put on quite a performance. It was a masterpiece from Jaguar but also ended up becoming a millstone.

Jaguar XJ200 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.6 sec
Top Speed198 mph
Mile Range285 miles
Fuel capacity19 U.S gal
ClassSupercar
Body StyleCoupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

Lamborghini Diablo

Lamborghini Diablo
Lamborghini Diablo

Year: 1990
The Lamborghini Diablo was a car that got your pulse racing, and certainly was not a vehicle for the weak hearted. This brutal car was designed for racing, and speed was its second name. Of course it is a far cry from the supercars of today, but in its heydays it made an indelible mark with its laudable performance.

Lamborghini Diablo Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph4 sec
Top Speed204 mph
Mile Range353 miles
Fuel capacity26.4 U.S gal
ClassSupercar
Body StyleFastback Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

McLaren F1

McLaren F1
McLaren F1

Year: 1994
The McLaren F1 was a racetrack winner and stood head and shoulders above the others. It has been acknowledged as one of the best cars ever. Sitting in the car you get the feeling of being in a jet which can take you anywhere in a flash. It had an unmatchable mechanical precision which delivered an amazing performance.

McLaren F1 Specifications:

Acceleration 0-60 mph3.1 sec
Top Speed228 mph
Mile Range291 miles
Fuel capacity23.8 U.S gal
ClassSupercar
Body StyleFastback Coupe
TractionRWD (rear-wheel drive)

 

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