Porsche 911 GT3 (996)
The 911 GT3 arrived in 1999. One of the first production cars to lap the ‘Ring in under eight minutes (says Porsche), it got a 3.6-litre N/A six-cylinder engine that made just 360bhp. By today’s standards, not very much at all. It did rev to 7,800rpm though, and was paired with a most excellent six-speed manual gearbox carried over from the 993-generation 911 GT2. All-in, it weighed 1,350kg. This is nothing.