It’s funny how some cars remain lodged forever in our minds and some fly out of our memories like so many dust bunnies. TheFerrari 550 Maranello and 550 Barchetta Pininfarina are super cars of the dust bunny variety. They were around for years, between the late 90s and the early 00s, but who — besides their owners — really remembers them? Now we can.
New technology, old names, and a breath of fresh air came into the exotic cars of the last decade. The designs were plenty flashy, though there were a couple example of hidden swankiness (Maybach, I’m looking at you and your champagne flutes). Check out the 10 most iconic cars of the decade.
Sergio Pininfarina ran the famous Italian design house that shared his family name for four decades. On July 3, 2012, he passed away at home at the age of 85. He had a hand in dozens of famous automotive designs, including many Ferraris and Maseratis.
As long as there have been cars, there have been expensive sports cars that people coveted for the power and beauty and unheard of technology. But that all really came to a big-haired head in the 1980s, when posters of Lamborghinis and Olivia Newton John in her “Physical” leotard graced bedroom walls. Check out this list of some of the best 1980s exotic cars to come out of a strange, neon-colored decade.