20 Cars that Marked the 1990s

13. Acura NSX


The NSX first debuted in 1990, and it was produced until 2005. There was a long break after that, but the NSX model has been revived in 2016, and it keeps on going. However, since we are talking about the 1990s, it is the first-generation car we are interested in. Created by Masahito Nakano and Shigeru Uehara, chief designer and chief engineer respectively and their teams, the Acura NSX’s purpose was clear from the start. The car featured amazing aerodynamic elements, and it was the first mass-produced model with an all-aluminum body.

A 3.0-liter V6 lurked under the hood, while the creators offered the option between a four-speed Sports Shift automatic and a five-speed manual transmission. When it was introduced, the NSX was a coupe, but in 1995, a Targa top arrived. New 3.2-liter V6 engine ensued two years later, and it improved the overall performance of the car. Even though leather was all over the place, which gave Acura the upscale feel, the NSX had too many plastic elements, but that was characteristic for Japanese cars at the time.