15 FLY VEHICLES from the 90’s that will make you say, WHOA!

15 FLY VEHICLES from the 90’s that will make you say, WHOA!

– [Glen] Nothing gets the
nostalgic heart racing like a look back over some of your
favorite cars from yesteryear. Everyone remembers their best 90s rides, whether it be for the speed, the precision or the downright craziness. It was undoubtedly a fantastic
era for motor engineering. I’m Glen and let me transport
you back to our younger years with these 15 banging
vehicles from the 90s that we still have dibs on. – [Female Voice] Number 15. – [Glen] The Dodge Viper (SR I) was the very first
generation of the famous Viper sports car tested
in 1989 as a prototype before acting as a pace car in 1991, and finally being rolled out
onto the shelves in 1992. As with many Dodge cars, the Viper was nothing if not
powerful, with its 8-liter V10 boasting a top speed
of 165 miles per hour. The Viper can also roar from
zero to 60 in just 4.6 seconds before covering a quarter mile in 12.9. There was always a satisfying rumble from the Viper’s side pipes
every time you rev the engine. But this car was more than a powerhouse. The steering capabilities
were truly ahead of their time even if the brakes did leave
a little bit to be desired. Absolutely mental but
stupendously brilliant. – [Female Voice] Number 14. – [Glen] Forget us looking
back on this 90s car from 2019. The Nissan Figaro was
retro even for its time. Nissan revealed four
slightly strange concept cars to the public at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show under the title, Back To The Future. All four were based off
the same K10 Nissan Micra but with individual and
playful retro designs. The Figaro was one of those four. A little two-seater
convertible that threw things back to the classic
Italian cars of the 1960s. All four of the retro Nissan
sold out in a matter of weeks. Yet a total of 20,000
Figaros were created, many of which now reside in the U.K. A small front engine, front
wheel drive retro convertible that despite being based on the past is still remembered far into the future. – [Female Voice] Number 13. – [Glen] Proof that
quality beats quantity, the Lister Storm was truly
one of the greatest performers of the 90s despite there only
being four vehicles produced. Production began in 1993 but
due to its staggering price not many Storms made it
out of the factory gates. In fact only three have
survived to this day. Lister does maintain its
own racing models however. Through the 90s and even
into the early 2000s, the Lister Storm was the
fastest 4-seat Grand Tour car, featuring the largest V12 engine fitted to a production road
car since World War Two. The Storm boasted a blistering top speed of 208 miles per hour and could race from zero
to 60 in just 4.1 second. – [Female Voice] Number 12. – [Glen] The Plymouth Prowler, later referred to as the Chrysler Prowler, was produced between 1997 and 2002. And it’s certainly isn’t a car
you will forget in a hurry. Chrysler engineers have
said to have had completely free rein in terms of
design on this project as long as it fit the
sportster and retro brief. What we were left with is essentially a hot rod with a mustache. The Prowler is certainly unique to look at and it was beautifully
unique to drive too. Despite only sporting a V6 engine, it still had a similar
horsepower output rating to the Magnum V8s of the same era. Paired with its lightweight body weighing in at just 2,832 pounds, the Prowler can really shift off the line. – [Female Voice] Number 11. – [Glen] Made in the bubble
era of Japan car design, the Toyota Sera encapsulates the wonderfully weird world of the 90s. Manufacturers in Japan were able to design with freedom during this time, filling every conceivable niche with quirky cars including the Sera. Unfortunately, the
vehicle was only ever sold in its homeland, meaning
Americans were unable to experience the silly
joy that it could bring. The 16,000 Seras made came
with a 1.5-liter engine with 110 horsepower and ridiculous
Gullwing butterfly doors. It also weighed in at just 2,000 pounds making it agile and nippy too. Perhaps one to leave in the 90s, but look back on with fond admiration. – [Female Voice] Number 10. – [Glen] If you thought
the Sera was a bit weird, welcome to the Daihatsu Midget II. The Midget, unsurprisingly, is a single or 2-seater
mini truck created by the Japanese automobile
manufacturer, Daihatsu. But this strange little
truck wasn’t a flop, selling an impressive 80,000 in its first year of production alone. The second generation and
update on the 1957 version I was in production from 1996 to 2002. The second gen definitely
looked to be more stable than the original 3-wheel
truck that resembled something between a Reliant
Robin and a tuk-tuk. Each Midget II was equipped
with a 660cc engine meaning it wouldn’t break any records but it could get you
from A to B with ease. – [Female Voice] Number nine. – [Glen] The Honda Acura first burst onto the scene in 1984
as a concept vehicle but later hit the shelves in 1990 for the public to purchase. A mid-engine sports car, the NSX changed the game
in terms of supercars. For a long time, supercars had
been more about visual appeal and crazy speed than perfect performance. But Honda really put the pressure on the likes of Ferrari with the NSX. An all aluminum body, a 3-liter V6 engine, aerodynamics inspired
by an F16 Fighter Jet, and even input from motor
racing legend Ayrton Senna, Honda really thought this one through. It’s safe to say that
anybody who was lucky enough to drive one of these was not in a hurry to hand the keys back over. – [Female Voice] Number eight. – [Glen] The original
Volkswagen Beetle is still one of the most iconic
designs of all time, whether that is for the
right or wrong reasons. The new Beetle was introduced in 1997, drawing inspiration from its predecessor but sporting a front engine,
front wheel drive design. VW really played a binder with this one as they combine the nostalgia
around the original Beetle design but combined it with
affordability, safety and fun. The fastest model boasted a
top speed of 131 miles per hour and can go from zero to
60 in just 6.5 seconds. So the Beetle didn’t hang about either. Retro meets modern. No wonder the new Beetle
flew off the shelves. The fact VW commissioned at least six extra versions of the car reflects its popularity among
people from all walks of life. – [Female Voice] Number seven. – [Glen] To this day, the Porsche 911 is one of the most household
names in car history. Porsche released the GT1 in 1996 in order to compete in
the GT1 racing class but they were rather
sneaky with their design. Most car manufacturers would develop a racing version of one
of their road going cars as vehicles had to be road
legal to meet requirements. Porsche however flipped the
table designing a race car before making a road going version of it. Only 20 to 25 street legal
versions were created but boy could they move with top speeds of 191.4 miles per hour and
zero to 62 in 3.9 seconds. The race version could
go even further though with a top speed of 205 miles per hour. The GT1 finished first
and second in its class at the 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours
race, riding it into history. – [Female Voice] Number six. – [Glen] From a legendary performer to an underrated classic,
the Isuzu VehiCROSS. This compact SUV was produced
between 1997 and 2001 and came fitted with bags of character. Don’t let this slightly quirky
exterior paint job fool you. This futuristic looking
vehicle was a tough, robust, highly competent off-roader. The majority of the 6,000
made across the four years were sent to America at a time when SUVs were really
hitting their stride. The beauty of the VehiCROSS
is that not only was it sleek on the tarmac but once the road ran out, it really came into its own. With a top speed of 114 miles per hour and zero to 60 in 9.3 seconds, this vehicle should always be remembered as a resounding underdog in SUV history. – [Female Voice] Number five. – [Glen] For any car fanatic,
the name speaks for itself. The F50 was released in 1995 as part of the 50th
anniversary of Ferrari, just as the F40 had been
10 years previously. This most recent birthday present was all about linking
the road and the track with Ferrari basing the
design around its racing cars. It was effectively an F1 car for the road. They used a carbon fiber
chassis, a V12 engine and a four wheel independent
suspension in this beast and it didn’t disappoint. The F50 could do zero to
60 in just 3.8 seconds and reach a staggering top
speed of 194 miles per hour. Happy birthday indeed. – [Female Voice] Number four. – [Glen] Hummer, synonymous
with a no nonsense attitude overwhelming size and
battering ram style power. The H1 was no different, designed as a four wheel
drive utility vehicle and based closely off the
earlier military Humvee. The H1 too was originally
designed purely for military use but hit the civilian market
eventually due to a high demand. It was produced between 1992 and 2006 although it was originally
known simply as the Hummer, before GM bought the marketing rights and changed it to the Hummer H1. Built to go places a vehicle
shouldn’t be able to go, it’s no wonder people remain so fascinated with the H1 for so long. And it is still looked back
on with fondness today. – [Female Voice] Number three. – [Glen] Even the name sounds fast. And car fans will know all
about the F1’s pedigree. Originally a concept by Gordon Murray, he was eventually able to
convince McLaren founder, Ron Dennis to back his project. I’m sure all involved are
whole heartedly glad they did as the F1 went on to make history. In 1998 the XP5 prototype became
the fastest production car ever, reaching speeds of
over 240 miles per hour, a record that lasted
for around seven years. Not content on being a
lightning fast road car, a race version of the F1 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1995. Simply one of the finest
feats in motor history. – [Female Voice] Number two. – [Glen] In its light gray paint job, perhaps one of the coolest
looking cars of all time, like something straight
out of a James Bond film, the Jaguar XJ220 oozes
class, style and elegance. But don’t let it fool you. This resting Jag can bounce
into attack at any moment reaching top speeds of
over 214 miles per hour. Jaguar also claims that a prototype broke the record for a production car. Believe it or not the classic XJ220 came about from a concept car designed by informal Jaguar employees
in their spare time. When first revealed in 1988 at the British International
Motor Show in Birmingham, this Jaguar became an overnight success, convincing the company to
change its original plan not to sell the iconic car to the public. Around 1,500 deposits were
taken after this unveiling with delivery set for 1992. – [Female Voice] Number one. – [Glen] Released in 1990 as a long term successor
to the iconic Countach, the Diablo would remain in
production for the next 11 years. Designed by the infamous Marcello Gandini, the Diablo is racing from zero
to 60 in just 3.9 seconds, and replaced by the Murcielago, rounding off a trio of
grounding breaking Lambos. And there we have it, 15
incredible cars from the 90s that we remain fond of to this day. But you guys must have
some more ideas out there. Feel free to add your favorites that didn’t make the cuts
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  1. Hi everyone, thanks for watching! 👀
    There are some corrections posted below I will be editing them out soon. We do apologize for this and work hard to bring you 100% accurate information.
    This is in no way Glen the narrators fault so please don't take it out on him.🙏 Thanks!
    Number 15 is a Dodge Viper RT/10 ✔ and not a SR1 ❌
    Number 2 In 1991, a Jaguar XJ220 prototype was testing on the infamous Nürburgring and set a lap time of 7:36.46. ✔ Seven minutes not seven hours❌ as stated in the video.

  2. 90-93 Vector w8 twin turbo (yes, w8), 242 mph 0-60 3.9sec. Production was either 200-300 worldwide.
    American exotic car

  3. 1st generation Lexus LS400. The best Luxury Sedan the world has ever seen. Even Lexus admit they don't make cars that good any more.

  4. "In it's light gray, one of the coolest looking cars of all time, like something straight out of a James Bond movie"

    Sure. With it's awkward long overhangs and obviously crooked body panel gaps….

  5. Copy and pasting vehicle info from wikipedia. Yeah like that site is sooooo accurate for car info. At one point my vehicles page said my 1.6l 4 cyl engine was a 2.7l straight 6. 🙄🤦‍♂️

  6. From what i remember when the new Beetle was released. Everyone talked about how sluggish the performance was. It really didnt have a lot of power when first released. Later models included turbo chargers to give them more performance.

  7. I wanted to get a Sera when I lived in Japan, but never saw one, and even the locals I talked to didn't know anything about it

  8. I hope they mention to the MR2 cuz that one vehicle that's pretty cool love you videos keep up the good work 🤘❤️📹👍

  9. Yeah I just want to say no MR2 wow that's one vehicle that I loved cuz my stepdad had one but I did like the prowler that's my favorite vehicle I wish they bring it back for the new year I would love it 👎😠❤️🚗

  10. The XJ-220 was the fasted production car in the world in 1992 it hit 217mph. But before a few months passed the new Italian built Bugatti EB-110 broke the record and hit 218mph. The F1 later slashed the record of the 2 with a top speed of 240mph in 1994! One year after the F1 went on sale in 1993. That record was unbroken until the Veyron in 2006 which did 253! Of course the current fastest in the Koenigsegg Agera RS at 285.4mph!

  11. New Beetle ain't makin' anyone say WHOA! Not fly, not inspired in any way, nothing interesting about it all, no performance, not even as good a car as the Mk 6(?) Golf it's based on.

  12. my 97 Camaro is so damn 90's, Rectangle glass headlights with the black eyeliners, black mirrors and pillar between trunk glass and doors on a white body, curvy arrow body with round glass trunk, Targa Tops, total 90's and I love how unique it looks on the road XD

  13. The new speed record holder for a street legal machine is a 2006 FORD GT @301.4mph and he was still gaining speed when he started to run out of track and had to shut it down….. #FordAllDayEveryDay

  14. The Diablo was definantly an influential car for me as a kid, its inspired me to lust over low, wide cars >;d

  15. The viper is iconic for it's time but the 98-02 LS1 TransAm and Camaro could also hit 12.8s in the 1/4. I know mine is a bit too new for the list and is considered a factory freak but my 2002 WS6 TransAm 6speed on factory size 275/40/17 (same size tires as the viper) cooper street tires ran consistent 12.8s while spinning badly. I've heard of quite a few other that did the same. Dragradials knocked that down to 12.6-12.5s. My 02 T/A was completely stock at the time with 33k miles on it, factory suspension and all. Just like it came off the show room floor. Full length ceramic coated hooker headers, a TSP 3" stainless steel y-pipe, and a 4" spintech fatback got the car into the high11s alone, which shocked everyone. Modifying the air intake and adding an slp lip, with a bunch of other free mods got the car to run 11.6s and on a real good day it would run 11.4s. I then added a mild shot which is actually a bit rich and it's been running 10.8s @127mph. It's now at 66k miles and still drives like new. From the outside all you can tell that it even gets any track time is the 315mm rear tires, even though I run 26×10.5R17 Mickey thompsons at the track. The viper just isn't impressive to me at all any more. It's cheaper to free up and build power than it is to buy it.

  16. That "New Beetle" is CRAP. The original Beetle was a budget car that was simple and tough. That Golf in a round skin was $4000 over budget models and designed for old hippies to look nostalgic. The philosophy of the original was pissed on for bucks.

  17. Would lie to have seen the BMW Z8 make this list…. A sidenote, this is the most relexed voiceover I've ever heard!

  18. Mazda Astina

    Not a Supercar, but just wow! One of those cars that come along once in a very long while and is just "perfect". Timeless car! An Astina today would still be a hit.
    It's like it's little brother and contemporary- the Miata.

  19. I had a Toyota Sera in South Africa in2007! Briliant car, but parts became a nightmare due to our currency crashing due to a bad ANC goverment!

  20. The Prowler was a joke even at its time. 214hp?!?! Lmao. I had 4 cylinder junk yard builds that made more power to the wheels in the mid 2000’s lol.

  21. Bruce McLaren was the founder of McLaren not Ron Dennis. Ron has done amazing things with company (before his resent subsequent departure) since he took over the company but is defiantly not the founder

  22. figaros look timeless, only looking at the outside, I could see them as just having rolled of the assembly line

  23. I actually owned a Toyota Sera while living in Okinawa, Japan. Great little car that not many people know about.

  24. I loved the Viper from the beginning. Toyota should rename Sera and call it Paseo and sell it over here.I know it would be a big hit.

  25. who else feel that era was a shape of a car? nowadays… shape of an egg 🙂 bring back cars to live!!!! car with a boot shape of a car, hatchbag cars not my type but modern cars….. jesus christ inspired from eggs

  26. Honda's NSX handling and driveshaft was tuned by, The Best F1 Driver Of All Time, Ayrton Senna Da Silva. I bet they're cost a lot of money now.

  27. Not. One. WRC. Car.

    No Lancer Evo, Subaru Imprezza, Focus ST, Peugeot 306 GTi. And for the love of God… no Skyline? Do you even like cars?

  28. You all did a beautiful job of these car I love it keep up the good work I love you all I love KC keep up the good work I enjoy it very much love you

  29. 90s Dauer porsche Lemans car copy from lemans racing it is not a parts from racing like mclaren f1.and of course koenigseg (lambo with 400kph vmax) and lotec

  30. Pity they refused to sell the Isuzu VehiCROSS on the Australian market despite attracting a lot of attention at the Sydney & Melbourne Motor-Shows! Would've loved to have had the opportunity to buy one as now the 2nd-hand ones imported today can be only used for competition & can't be registered for the road!

  31. chrysler had its own concept of the prowler, i can't remember the name but the dodge prowler was different than the chrysler

  32. Great video, but you should learn how to properly pronounce the names of the cars. Especially the Lamborginis. Italian C's are like CH (chay). Merciélago is not: Meer-sheer-a-LEGO. It is: Mer-CHAY-yago (Italian) or: Mer-SAY-yago (Spanish). Its Spanish for "bat" but it was named after a fighting bull from the Ganadería Miura (Miura Ranch) line of bulls, like most Lamborghinis. Gallardo: Guy-YARD-oh in both Italian and Spanish, but it comes from German for "joyful and brave." Eduardo Miura Sr. was a cattle rancher from Seville, Spain, who bred fighting bulls. He was the best friend of Ferrucio Lamborghini (Fer-ROO-chay-oh), so a majority of his cars are named after Miura fighting bulls. Countach: COON-tacch (or COON-tok depending on Italian dialect) was not named after a bull, but just means "wow!" It is usually used to describe an extremely beautiful woman. So any time you see a hot babe next to any Lamborghini, there's always at least one Countach in the picture!

  33. Though it was never made avaible to the public, I kinda expected the Ford GT90 to make to this list. If it was completed with the specs it should have on paper, it would be even more extreme than the McLaren F1 and the Jaguar XJ220.
    It was basically a Veyron, but envisioned in the 90's. hahah

  34. Not a 90's but I had a black 87 toyota supra, inline 6 rear drive, that is my only car to get out of my time machine lol and I've had cars and trucks from every decade since the 50's, the first pickup truck was a mint condition International 1952 1/2 ton, for some reason it was nicknamed a cornbinder

  35. am in love with nissan figaro awwww i wish they git it back in future as little electric with solar power please nissan 🙂

  36. Does anyone remember a Ford sold in the USA in the late 80's that was a three cylinder, two seater, rear engined very small car? There were several here in Phoenix, one owned by my buddy. All have seeming disappeared and my efforts with Ford PR has revealed nothing. The front was like a small Capri and the rear hatch opened up clam shell-like to the belt line like the 2002 BMW. It was really ugly and cartoonish. Let me know.

  37. Sometimes you are a bit too brief. It would have been nice to say that the NSX was developed twice. Once a steel prototype was ready for production, mr. Honda thought it too heavy. So the whole development had to be redone to make it from Aluminium. And the XJ220 was originally developed to have a turbine engine. Then a V12. Finally it got a V6, disappointing a lot of buyers that preordered the car. Things like that were worth mentioning.

  38. Figaro got 57mpg in the 90's? that's almost impossible for that era. I think that's the same car the character Sarah Jane Smith drove in that Dr Who spinoff show. I liked the Prowler but the time I was ready to buy a new car they stopped making them and low mileage used ones are almost non-existent. I would buy a midget if I had a delivery service and for short distances. Definitely not on an interstate vehicle. The turbo beetle was a nice and fast car with great cornering. Redesign the Vehi-Cross front end and give it a slightly smaller better mpg engine and it would probably sell great today.

  39. I have a 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora Autobahn. The luxury and options the car came with is astounding, and the price tag as well, at $52,000 loaded 🙂

  40. Ah yes, the Hummer, the military may manage to use it off road but don't get fooled, it is too heavy and large for trails around here, keep it on the street, Jeep owners get pissed at you blocking the trails waiting for something to pull your ass free, Suzuki Samurai's run circles around them off road

  41. Love my Toyota Sera 😎 mad that this was the first car in the world with this type of door, and that this car’s doors actually inspired the designer of mclaren back in the day, after he saw a sera with its doors open near his house. Couple years later, the mclaren f1 was unveiled, after copying the door design from the Sera !

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