Why ‘90s supercars beat the best the ‘80s had to offer

Everybody waxes lyrical about 1980s supercars. They’re great – don’t get us wrong – but the sheer diversity that followed in the 1990s means that there’s something for everyone. It’s also the era of car that’s currently providing the hottest gains in the market.

We have properly old-school V8 brutes, six-cylinder screamers and even a rotary wonder. All of these cars will quicken the pulse faster than Pamela Andersen in her 1990s prime.

The Porsche 911 Turbo 993 is the last of the air-cooled hooligans, and offers synapse-splintering speed. And though it has four-wheel drive, it’s not a numb experience as our journalist finds out. Values have risen considerably – but is there still more to come?

The Ferrari F355 brought Maranello back from the brink – and how. With truly beautiful styling, spine-tingling sounds and fantastic handling, it won back many enthusiasts. Now those former teenage enthusiasts have money to spend – but has the market topped out?

The Honda NSX was the car that caused so much trouble for Ferrari – quick, slick and easy to use, it was a supercar that could be used every day. Prices have started to firm up – but where might they go now?

The TVR Cerbera married light weight with a huge V8, with truly eye-popping styling. For years it’s been the preserve of a hardened core – but could its time for wider appreciation be just around the corner (sideways)?

The Lotus Esprit V8-GT provides precise handling and turbocharged V8 shove, this is possibly the most exotic car to come out of Hethel. But does that mean it’s worth taking the Lotus position – as in, in your garage?

The Mazda RX-7 FD is the curvaceous, drift-inclined, stripped-down rotary-powered alternative to the norm. But does its reputation for histrionics hold it back as a true supercar contender?

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