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Porsche 959S (1988) – 3.7 sec

Engine Flat 6, 2,849 cc
Power 450 bhp / 336 kW @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 500 Nm / 369 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
Drivetrain 6-Speed Manual, All wheel drive
Weight 1,350 kg / 2,976 lbs

Peugeot Oxia Concept (1988) – 3.6 sec.

Oxia takes its name from a region on Mars called ‘Oxia Palus’ (longitude 0, latitude 0), which is the possible starting point for calculating Martian time. This sporty two-seater coupe, which is very futuristic and designed to offer every freedom, has interior styling which combines functionality and elegance.Oxia is a High-Performance Gran Turismo coupe prototype, and its full potential is apparent right from your first glance. Oxia is not a racing car, but this veritable carbon sculpture lays claim to performance characteristics which determined lines designed to withstand the test of time.The driver’s position features a clever combination of steel blue anodised aluminium on the dashboard and full charcoal grey leather finish which is typical of the vehicle’s interior and exterior no matching colours and materials.

Engine V6, 2,849 cc
Power 680 bhp / 507 kW @ 8,200 rpm
Torque 726 Nm / 535 ft lbs @ 4,500 rpm
Drivetrain 6-Speed Manual, All wheel drive
Weight 1,374 kg / 3,029 lbs

Rinspeed Cyan (1994) – 3.4 sec.

Engine V12, 3,498 cc
Power 600 bhp / 441 kW @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 864 Nm / 637 ft lbs @ 4,200 rpm
Drivetrain All wheel drive
Weight 1,338 kg / 2,950 lbs

Yamaha OX99-11 (1992) – 3.2 sec.

Yamaha OX-99-11 came around thanks to the Japanese company’s involvement in Formula 1, which kicked off in 1989. With a new 3.5-litre V12 – dubbed OX-99 – developed for racing in 1991, Yamaha decided to build a bonkers sports car around it.To create the car, Yamaha’s UK-based subsidiary – Ypsilon, which had been set up to support the F1 effort – needed a technical partner, which in the end was British motorsport company IAD. What they came up with was astonishing.Naturally, the car’s rather dramatic aluminium bodywork is what’ll catch your eye first, but delve a little deeper, and you’ll find that it’s highly unconventional under the skin too. Its carbonfibre tub features a central seating position under a fighter jet-style glass canopy (which opens in a gullwing fashion), but as Yamaha didn’t want a single-seater car, there’s a second ‘tandem’ seat behind it.

Engine V12, 3,498 cc
Power 400 bhp / 298 kW @ 10,000 rpm
Torque
Drivetrain 6 speed Manual, Rear wheel drive
Weight 1,150 kg / 2,535 lbs

McLaren F1 (1993-1998) – 3.2 sec.

The McLaren F1 was unveiled in May 1992 and was the company’s first road-going production car. The idea was born in the late 1980s, when Gordon Murray, the technical director of McLaren’s Formula One, began sketching the F1 as a three-seat supercar. Appointed as head of McLaren Cars in 1991, Murray convinced Ron Dennis to build the vehicle and played a key role in the design of the F1. It was unlike any other supercar launched up to that point. It had a race-inspired design, a three-seat configuration with the driver seat in the middle, and a comfortable ride for a vehicle of its kind. It was also the first production car to use a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and the first to bring high-tech and expensive materials such as titanium, magnesium, Kevlar, and gold under the same roof.

Engine V12, 6,064 cc
Power 618 bhp / 461 kW @ 7,400 rpm
Torque 651 Nm / 480 ft lbs @ 5,600 rpm
Drivetrain 6 speed Manual, Rear wheel drive
Weight 1,140 kg / 2,513 lbs

Dodge Viper GTS-R (1996-2005) – 3.1 sec.

Chrysler Viper GTS-R (also known as the Dodge Viper GTS-R when raced in North America) was a successful racing variant of the Dodge Viper developed in conjunction with Chrysler of North America, Oreca of France, and Reynard Motorsport of the United Kingdom. Officially unveiled at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours, it has won numerous championships and famous events in its history. Some chassis are still in use today.

Engine V10, 7,986 cc
Power 620 bhp / 463 kW @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 800 Nm / 590 ft lbs @ 5,300 rpm
Drivetrain 6 speed Manual, Rear wheel drive
Weight 1,150 kg / 2,535 lbs

TVR Speed 12 Prototype (1997) – 2.9 sec.

TVR Cerbera Speed 12, originally known as the Project 7/12, was a high performance concept car designed by TVR in 1997. Based in part on then-current TVR hardware, the vehicle was intended to be both the world’s highest performance road car and the basis for a GT1 class endurance racer. However, problems during its development, changing GT1 class regulations and the eventual decision that it was simply incapable of being used as a road car ended the idea, forcing TVR executives to abandon its development.

Engine V12, 7,730 cc
Power 800 bhp / 597 kW
Torque
Drivetrain
Weight 1000 kg / 2,205 lbs

Porsche 935-02 “Baby” (1977) – 2.8 sec.

Engine Straight 4, 1,425 cc
Power 380 bhp / 279 kW @ 8,200 rpm
Torque 490 Nm / 361 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
Drivetrain 4 speed Manual
Weight 735 kg / 1,620 lbs

Dauer 962 LM Road Car (1994-1996) – 2.8 sec.

Dauer 962 Le Mans is a sports car based on the Porsche 962 race car. Built by German Jochen Dauer’s Dauer Racing, a racing version of this car went on to win the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans with the support of Porsche through the use of regulation loopholes. The win in 1994 makes it the first GT1 sports car to finish 1st in the Le Mans event. The first production car debuted at the 1993 Frankfurt Auto Show. In total 13 cars were made.

Engine Straight 6, 2994 cc
Power 730 bhp / 544.4 kw @ 7400 rpm
Torque 700 Nm / 517 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
Drivetrain 5-Speed Manual, Rear wheel drive
Weight 1030 kg / 2271 lbs

Lancia Delta S4 Group B (1986) – 2.3 sec.

Lancia Delta S4 is a Group B rally car manufactured by the Italian car company Lancia. The Delta S4 competed in the World Rally Championship in 1985 and 1986, until Group B class was disbanded and the cars were eventually banned from competition completely by European sanctioning body FIA. The car replaced, and was an evolution of the 037. The S4 took full advantage of the Group B regulations, and featured a midship-mounted engine and all-wheel drive for superior traction on loose surfaces.

Engine Straight 4, 1,759 cc
Power 480 bhp / 358 kW @ 8,400 rpm
Torque 490 Nm / 361 ft lbs @ 5,000 rpm
Drivetrain 5 speed Manual, All wheel drive
Weight 970 kg / 2,139 lbs