CLASSIC CARS.

These 90s sports cars are still considered monsters of power today

They shared the same important stage with different fortunes, fueling the dreams of many car enthusiasts. These are the cars that in the 1990s were at the pinnacle of their categories with truly incredible powers albeit with technologies not up to the standards of the most modern cars of today.

Engines that 30 years ago pioneered a new generation of powertrain, delivering pure adrenaline in the early 1990s.

Today they have become collector's cars and are very difficult to find. Real amarcords. Let's look at the most iconic ones with the main features.

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A blast from the past with plenty of adrenaline
They shared the same important stage with different fortunes, fueling the dreams of many car enthusiasts. These are the cars that in the 1990s were at the pinnacle of their categories with truly incredible powers albeit with technologies not up to the standards of the most modern cars of today. Today they have become collector's cars and are very difficult to find. Real objects of nostalgia. Let's look at the most iconic ones with the main features.
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Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4 - 215 hp - 240 km/h - 0-100 in 6.9 seconds
In January 1990 Ford presented the third version of Sierra RS Cosworth, this time with the long-awaited all-wheel drive. Power increased from 204 to 220 hp. Production of the Ford Sierra Cosworth continued until the last months of 1992, when Ford announced the imminent debut of an all-new midsize sedan, the Mondeo.
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Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 QV America - 192 hp - 222 km/h - 0-100 in 7.5 seconds
TheAlfa Romeo 75 V6 3.0 went through a brief period of commercial eclipse a few years ago that had brought its price down to derisory values. Today it has come into the sights of discerning collectors; it can no longer be found for less than twelve to thirteen thousand euros. A fireball for the few.
Audi 80 S2 2.2 turbo 4 - 230 hp - 248 km/h - 0-100 in 5.8 seconds
The Audi S2 is a passenger car produced by the German automaker from 1991 to 1996. It was the top-of-the-range version of the Audi 80 (with which it shared the body and floorpan) until the introduction of the RS2 model. The S2 had all-wheel drive and was powered by a 2226 cm³ turbocharged five-cylinder inline engine. The supercharging system also included a intercooler. This powerplant delivered either 220 hp or 230 hp, depending on the model and year of production. The car accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds and reached a top speed of 248 km/h.
Mercedes 190E evo II - 235 hp - 250 km/h - 0-100 in 7.1 seconds
Mercedes 190E Evo II is among the sedans Mercedes-Benz most sought after by enthusiasts for its sporty DNA, derived directly from racing. The Evo II, as it was later renamed by enthusiasts, was made in only 502 examples in metallic black and is equipped with a 235-hp four-cylinder engine. The car is aesthetically characterized by bodykit that introduced enlarged wheel arches and aerodynamic appendages as well as the 17-inch six-spoke light alloy wheels are also specific.
BMW M3 E30 - 238 hp - 250 km/h - 0-100 in 6.1 seconds
The last version of this BMW coupe also known among enthusiasts as Evo III, had an engine boosted to 2.5 liters and 238 hp at 7,000 rpm and distinctive details such as an enlarged bumper grille and fog lamps replaced by ducts to better ventilate the brakes, an adjustable front splitter and a larger wing. The M3 E30 was produced until 1992. Today, a first-series BMW M3 in good condition can be worth 50,000 to 70,000 euros for the best-preserved examples, while Evolution and Sport Evolution can be worth (even by quite a bit) more than 100,000 euros. Not surprisingly, even with worthy heirs, BMW M3 E30s are still considered among the best M3s ever.
Rover 220 turbo - 200 hp - 240 km/h - 0-100 in 6.6 seconds
The Rover 220 Turbo was equipped with a front transverse four-cylinder supercharged inline engine that develops a maximum torque of 236 Nm from 2100 rpm and a maximum power output of 200 hp at 6000 rpm that is transmitted to the 15-inch front wheels via a 5-speed manual. Declared speed 240 km/h. Launch year 1993.
Volvo 850 T5R 240 hp - 250 km/h - 0-100 in 6.9 seconds
If there is an important and symbolic car for Volvo, this is undoubtedly the 850 T5R. Not only is it the Swedish brand's first large car to have a transverse engine and front-wheel drive, but it was also the first offered then with 4x4. Volvo also experiments with sportiness for the first time on a model of this size.
Peugeot 405 T16 - 220 hp - 235 km/h - 0-100 in 7.1 seconds
The Peugeot 405 T16 in the 1990s was among the largest sports sedans around. Among its main features were permanent all-wheel drive and a 220-hp engine that pushed it up to 235 km/h.
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