5. 1993 Mazda RX-7
Wait, what the hell is this car doing here? Well, truth is, even 20 years later, the 1993 Mazda RX-7 remains an absolute joy to drive. Weighing a scant 2,800 lbs., the 255 hp rotary engine loves to rip through the rev range and delivers some of the smoothest, tractable power found in an internal combustion engine thanks to sequential turbochargers. The balance and handling of this car are equally impressive and the steering feel is just so raw and mechanical.
Road Test Editor Mike Schlee and Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad both rank this vehicle as one of the most fun to drive cars they have ever been in. As the saying goes, “they don’t build them like they used to,” and when it comes to the RX-7, we agree.