Drifting Cars Of The 90s; An Experience Worth Preserving


Drifting Cars – The 90s era in the automobile world was a revolutionary era with a lot of high-performance vehicles. Massive work was put into each of the car’s performance with various engine options coupled with the introduction of turbocharged engines. These cars were not just built for groundbreaking speed alone as most of them featured well-crafted exterior styling, excellent braking systems, and very high-quality interior finishing. Let check out a few of them that made drifting in the 90s a memorable experience.

Toyota Supra
Drifting Cars – With its monstrous 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine, the Supra unleashed 320 HP and 315 lb-ft of torque. With power like the Mitsubishi 3000GT but a curb weight more like the Nissan 300ZX, the Supra was one of the fastest cars then.

With great weight distribution, grippy tires, and a well-tuned suspension, the Supra could dispatch with a corner just as easily. Sadly, by 1996 the Supra turbo monster was only available with an automatic transmission and the car would disappear altogether shortly after.

Acura NSX
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The Acura NSX does not need an introduction except for those who have not come in contact with this supercar. The car was initially available with a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter V6 engine, the NSX made 270 HP or 252 HP with an automatic transmission.

The NSX later got a 3.2-liter V6 engine that upped power to 290 HP. As a supercar of its class, the car came with an amazing chassis response, near-perfect steering, and a human-machine interaction not found in many other cars. It has become an absolute icon the world over and its legend continues to grow.

1991 Mazda RX-7
Drifting Cars – The special RX-7 came equipped with a familiar 1.3-liter rotary engine, but now featuring sequential turbochargers that gave it 255 HP and 217 lb-ft. of torque. It’s 2,800 lbs lightweight tremendously enhanced the car’s performance alongside its chassis, instant response from the rotary engine, and balanced weight distribution. This great performance was hindered by its poor fuel efficiency, as well as questionable emission crown with a high price tag. In all, the RX-7 was a force to be reckoned with.

Nissan 300ZX
Are you looking for a larger, sexier, and more powerful sports car of the 90s, certainly the answer will be the ‘Z32’ 300ZX as it is always referred to. Under the hood of this beauty lies a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that made 300 HP and 283 lb-ft. of torque.

The 300ZX also featured a non-turbocharged engine. The 300ZX could be had as a hardtop, T-top, or convertible. It could also be had as a pure two-seat sports car or in a four-seat, 2+2 configuration. What made it stand out from other sports cars were its well-tuned chassis, sport-orientated suspension, and active rear steering, the 300ZX was one of the fastest Japanese sports cars of the 1990s.

1990 Toyota MR-2
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Toyota’s little mid-engine sports coupe base models came with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine making 130 HP, which wasn’t bad in a well-balanced car weighing less than 2,600 lbs. But those who wanted serious performance could step up to the turbocharged model whose 2.0-liter engine put out a powerful 200 HP. The MR2 Turbo could be very fast in the right hands. In a straight line, it was no slouch either as 60 MPH could be attained in around six seconds.

1991 Nissan 240SX
The 240SX came with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that as of 1991-onward made 155 HP. this rear-wheel-drive compact coupe had a relatively low curb weight of 2,700 lbs. The 240SX was one of the cars that came in with such power as well as with a rear-wheel-drive in the 90s. The 240SX lives on as a darling of the drifter world for its small, lightweight, and rear-wheel drive body shell.

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