8. Ford Mustang McLaren M81
The late 70s and early 80s were a bad time for muscle cars, but they released some special versions in that period. One of those is the famous M81 McLaren Mustang. This interesting car was built with the help of the well-known McLaren racing team in their American operation office out of Michigan.
The whole idea behind the project was to take the 2.3-liter turbo engine from the regular Mustang and transform it into a street racing beast with race-tuned suspension, a lightweight body, and a host of other modifications. McLaren and Ford did that by installing the tuned turbo engine with 190 hp, a big number for the day, especially coming from 2.3-liters and totally changing the looks of the Ford Mustang.
The result had a better performance and driving dynamics, but also a high price tag. They offered it for sale at the price of $25,000, which was roughly three times the price of a regular example. Despite all the interesting items installed in the M81, it was a tough seller. Only about 10 were sold before Ford canceled the project.