15 Fastest cars of the 90s

September 11, 2018

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Fastest cars of the 90s

90s cars

Today cars go 0-60 in low 2 second intervals. They use turbos, electric motors, automatic gearboxes and launch control to get these really fast acceleration times.  Which where the fastest cars of the 90s? We have compiled a list of the 15 fastest cars from the 90s. You’ll be surprised how fast these cars where with the technology they had

In the 90s the cars had big high revving V12s, rear wheel drive and manual gearboxes

15 Fastest cars of the 90s

1. Ferrari F50 GT1 4.7l V12 1996

0-60 mph 2.9 seconds

2. TVR Speed 12 7.7l V12 1997

0-60 mph 2.9 seconds

3. Ford GT90 6.0 V12 1995

0-60 mph 3.1 seconds

4. McLaren F1 6.0 V12 1994

0-60 mph 3.2 seconds

5. Ariel Atom 300 Supercharged 1999

0-60 mph 3.3 seconds

6. Bugatti EB110 SuperSport 1992

0-60 mph 3.4 seconds

7. Caterham Super 7 JPE 1992

0-60 mph 3.5 seconds

8. Jaguar xj220 1991

0-60 mph 3.6 seconds

9. Porsche 911 GT2 993 1995

0-60 mph 3.6 seconds

10. Ferrari F50 4.7 V12 1995

0-60 mph 3.7 seconds

11. Mercedes CLK GTR 6.9 V12 1995

0-60 mph 3.7 seconds

12. Nissan R390 3.5 V8l 1997

0-60 mph 3.8 seconds

13. Porsche 911 Turbo S 993 1998

0-60 mph 3.9 seconds

14. Porsche 911 Turbo 993 1995

0-60 mph 3.9 seconds

15. TVR Cerbera 4.5 1997

0-60 mph 3.9 seconds


What about top speed?

0-60 times is nice and its great to be fast off the line. But in the 90s people and car companies talked more about top speed.

Car companies has recorded top speed since early 1900s.

In the 80s the Lamborghini Countach LP 500 where the fastest car in the world. It has a V12 with 375hp. Auto motor and sport reached 293 km/h. 1983 RUF BTR beat that record with 305km/h. In 1986 Porsche 959 did 319km/h. The next year it was the RUF CTR who got the record speed of 342 km/h on the Nardo Ring.


Here is a cool clip with some of the cars on the list. Wasn’t the 90s amazing?

Fastest car of the 90s (top speed)

The holy grail of the 90s is of course the McLaren F1 which in 1993 reached a top speed of 355km/h (221 mph). This record would hold during the whole 90s and wouldn’t be broken until 2004, by Koenigsegg CCR.

McLaren F1 has a 6.1 l V12 that originates from BMWs V12, same as they used in the e31 850 and e32 750. But the McLaren one is a lot more tuned of course. It has double overhead camshafts with variable timing and a lot more. This resulted in  627PS which is a lot even today! And all this without any supercharger or turbo.

Even faster

They later did another speed run in 1998 where McLaren removed the speed limiter to get a even higher top speed. 386.7 km/h (240,3 mph).

No electric driving aids

All this is did without any traction control or even airbags. This was another time in car history where electronic safety wasn’t as common. Of course it’s good that we have safer cars today. But the cars where more fun and thrilling to drive in 80s and 90s we think.


Few Buildt

Only 106 McLaren F1s where made. So of course as with any other low production modern classic the prices are shooting up in value. Recently a McLaren F1 was sold for $15.000.000


Top speed run Video

A video of the top speed run. Looks both scary and amazing! What a great car.


Car makers has always competed about top speed since the dawn of motoring.

Here is a list of the fastest cars in history: