10 best sports cars of the 1990s

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The 1990s bought us some of the best fast and fun cars of all time, and here are 10 of the best sports cars of the decade.

The 1990s were full of MTV, The X-Files, Bill Nye, Nintendo 64, Beanie Babies, and much more. The decade was forward thinking and interesting, and the sports cars followed suit. While many Americans will point to previous decades for the best sports cars, the 90s had some real sports car gems. This list could have easily been filled with a ton of exotic supercars, but it makes more sense to list cars that are actually attainable. For this reason, you won’t see any Ferrari’s or Lamborghinis. You’ll see a lot of cars that defined the decade for many people who grew up during those great years. Here are 10 of the best 1990s sports cars.

Number 10: Mazda RX-7 (FD)

Back in the 1990s, Mazda still built rotary engines. The engine design propelled Mazda to a victory in the grueling 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans race. While the race car the company used, the Mazda 787B, will always be an amazing car, one car that utilized a rotary engine that you could drive on the street was the RX-7, specifically the FD model.

The RX-7 FD took what the previous versions of the RX-7 were, but brought the model into the modern age. The vehicle had a twin-rotor engine that made 236 hp and 218 lb-ft of torque. It could sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and had a top speed of about 155 mph.

The Mazda RX-7 FD’s styling was similar to many other sports cars of the decade with pop-up headlights, smooth lines, and sexy curves. It’s performance and styling together made it fantastic, and many enthusiasts would love to own one of these today.