The passion for speed and performance cars is universal, but the passion holds a particular prominence in the three magical words "Power to the people". Over the years, legendary track-burning cars have come from shops bearing the names of Toyota, Nissan, MitsubishiHonda, Dodge, Ford and others. Even Subaru, a brand that goes out of its way to emphasize its family-first vehicles, has delivered a road scorcher or two only worthy of the fast lane. The list is not dominated by one or two brands but instead showcases some of the most recognised cars in the world. Everybody is impressed from these cars , from their amazing engines, and the way they drive . This is the reason why we decided to write this article.
The best 9 Iconic Sport Cars of All Time !

9th place for Lexus IS300

For years people associated Lexus with quiet, refined and luxurious automobiles backed by a competitive pricing strategy. "Sporty," however, was far from anyone's mind. Then, in 2001, the Lexus IS 300 sport sedan came along and toppled that image. Lexus wanted this one to be an extrovert and an athlete. With every throttle input and every turn of the steering wheel, this compact, rear-wheel-drive sedan sought to communicate with its driver. With its firmly tuned suspension and sticky high-performance tires, it had the running gear to back up those aspirations.

It also had the styling. One look at its wedge shape, clear-lens taillights and dramatic color palette, and it was obvious this sedan was intended for a younger, more trend-conscious buyer than other Lexus models. This was our 9th place!

8th place for Subaru Impreza !

The Impreza struck us as a well-rounded small car, with a compliant ride, composed handling, well-weighted steering and confident brakes. The improved fuel economy is certainly welcome, as is the advantage of all-wheel drive for snowbelt dwellers. The WRX and WRX STI are a kick to drive, with their spirited turbocharged engines and more agile handling. The STI version further thrills enthusiasts with its increased output, front/rear limited-slip differentials, powerful Brembo brakes and six-speed manual transmission.

The new WRX STI has been through an extreme makeover with a heart transplant in reverse: The 305-hp, 2.5-liter turbo-four carries over, but it’s surrounded by an all-new platform. Torsional rigidity is increased and the suspension is substantially improved, too. A six-speed manual, limited-slip differentials, and torque vectoring help keep the STI glued to the road. The result is one very solid and stable platform, but it comes at the price of a punishing ride.
That was very hot 8th place !

7th place for 350z !

A proper sports car for the everyman. The Nissan 350Z (known as Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 in Japan) is a two-seat sports car that was manufactured by Nissan from 2002 to 2009 and marks the fifth generation (codename: Z33) of Nissan's Z-car line. The 350Z entered production in late 2002 and was sold and marketed as a 2003 model. The first year there was only a coupe, as the roadster did not debut until the following year. Initially, the coupe came in base, Enthusiast, Performance, Touring and Track versions, while the roadster was limited to Enthusiast and Touring trim levels. The Track trim came with lightweight wheels and Brembo brakes, but its suspension tuning was the same as all other coupes. The Nissan 350Z has been succeeded by the 370Z for the 2009 model year.

The Nissan 350Z represented the fifth generation of "Z" sports cars from this Japanese manufacturer. At its debut in 2003, the 350Z represented a key component of Nissan's rebirth in the North American market. For much of the late '90s and early new millennium, Nissan's lineup was full of lackluster cars. The Z brought back the company's spirit of fun and performance that had been missing ever since the discontinuation of the previous 300ZX.

While there have always been plenty of unobtainable sports cars out there to drool over, the 350Z's relatively compact dimensions, rear-wheel drive, two seats, muscular engine and sharp handling came at a price that real people could actually afford.This was our 7th place!

6th place is for Mazda Rx7 !

Mazda rotary engines have a reputation for being relatively small and powerful with the expense of poor fuel efficiency. They started to become popular with kit car builders, hot rodders and in light aircraft because of their light weight, compact size, and tuning potential stemming from their inherently high power-to-weight ratio - as is true to all Wankel-type engine.

A twin-turbocharged version of the 13B, the 13B-REW, became famous for its high output and low weight. The twin Hitachi HT-12 turbos were operated sequentially, with only the primary providing boost until 4,500 rpm, and the secondary additionally coming online afterwards. Notably, this was the world's first volume-production sequential twin turbocharger system. Output eventually reached, and may have exceeded, Japan's unofficial maximum of 280 DIN hp (206 kW) for the final revision used in the series 8 Mazda RX-7.

Also it's body is very well build and it handles GREAT ! It's also a trendy DRIFT machine all over Japan ! 

It has a timeless styling ! Unsurprisingly, There aren't many cars made 20 years ago that could legitimately pass for a new car today. The sleek, cutting edge designs of the 90s gave way to angular proportions of the early 2000s, with a resurgence to flowing lines in present-day automotive style. The Mazda RX-7, designed in 1990, just happens to be one of these cars.

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