10 best sports cars of the 1990s

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Number 8: Porsche 968

Don’t let the fact that the Porsche 968 only has a four-cylinder engine change the way you think about it. This thing is a bonafide sports car. It’s also a true Porsche in that it can be driven around a race track quickly and accurately.

The engine may only have four-cylinders, but they’re big ones. The displacement is 3.0-liters, which is as big as many V6 engines. Power output sat at 136 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque. That was good enough for a 0 to 60 time of about 6 seconds. Not enough power and speed for you? There were also Turbo S and Turbo RS version of the car, the latter of which made well over 300 hp.

The Porsche 968 is an important car because it marked the end of the front-engine, four-cylinder Porsches. The model ended that vehicle type with a bang and a true enthusiast knows how special even the lower powered models really are.