It is funny how time and age change your perspective on things. As a magazine devouring teenager in the 1990s I saw all kinds of seemingly amazing supercars teased month after month. There was always a flashy example in bright red or yellow, some fantastical claims about the potential performance, and a tease that there would be more news coming soon. Nearly every one of those cars ended up being vaporware basically and the example shown in the magazine was typically the only one that ever got built. But it was not the case for all of them. At the time the five cars in this video were made, they were hot stuff. They looked interesting, performed at a high level, and delivered high dollar exclusivity to their clientele. Then aging happens.
We look at these cars now and they are awkward, maybe a little weird, and let’s just say that there are some family sedans out there that can out run them now. It doesn’t make them less cool as much as it shows off how technology has advanced to deliver “super car” performances to the common man in some pretty common wrappers these days.
Jeremy Clarkson has always had distain for cars like those that you will see here. He talks them down, typically. While he’s not in this video we’d love to hear his opinion on the five machines profiled here. Weird stuff!