The 1990s were iconic years that saw a rise in multiculturism and alternative media. Culturally, the 1990s gave us a glimpse of the future, with cable television and the world wide web making themselves known across the globe. Music was just as innovative, with genres such as grunge, rave, and hip-hop filtering through the cracks and spreading to the mainstream. Yes, the 1990s were most certainly interesting, and that saw the return of capital punishment in the USA, saw the collapse of world communism, and saw the rise of capitalism and capital markets. However, amongst all of this, the wonderful world of motoring was also making waves.
During the 70s and 80s, most cars were terrible, the boom of classic motoring was over and cars were now attempting to find their feet among the new technology and different mindset that drivers now possessed. Furthermore, the clean air act of the 1970s hindered the building of supercars, providing strict requirements with regards to their engines. By the 1990s car manufacturers had finally worked it out. Gone were boxy frames and poorly proportioned automobiles with cars now focussing primarily on performance and speed. So, let’s take a look at 19 lighting fast cars from the 90s that everyone forgets exists.
19. 1993 VECTOR W8
The Vector W8 was a popular sports car that was produced between 1989 and 1993 and was once labeled the car that started all American supercars. The vehicle was made by the Vector Aeromotive Corporation who specialized in advanced aerospace materials in car manufacturing, therefore, the car is considered an engineering marvel. The car’s design was initially inspired by the Isdera Imperator 108i, which also had a futurist aerodynamic design and concept. These days the car has a cult status among car enthusiasts and has popped up in random places such as the tv show The Flash and the movie Rising Sun.
18. 1994 ASTON MARTIN DB7
Aston Martin is one of the most popular car manufacturers in the world and is mostly associated with luxury sports cars and class. The company was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford and quickly became successful due to its association with the fictional spy, James Bond.
The cars are now considered cultural icons and can now be sold for large amounts of money.
The Aston Martin DB7 was produced between 1994 and 2004 and was first available as either a coupé or a convertible. Interestingly, the DB7 was the most popular Aston Marin vehicle ever and also had the highest production sales.
17. 1996 MOSLER RAPTOR
The Mosler Raptor was an American supercar manufactured by Mosler Automotive. The company was founded in 1985 by Warren Mosler, a professional automotive designer and politician. The car was initially named the Consulier GTP but was later rebranded and updated under the Mosler Raptor name. The Raptor had an interesting set up with the mechanical components mostly coming from Chrysler. For instance, the steering wheel originally came from a Chrysler minivan with a number of other parts sourced from there as well. The car was one of the fastest cars made in the 1990s and is now regarded as iconic.