9. Ford GT 5.4-Liter Supercharged V8
The 21st century brought American performance back in the best way with powerful engines, great-looking muscle cars and crazy power outputs. Since Ford is a company proud of its tradition and racing success, the idea of a modern-day GT 40 started to take shape in 2004. They offered the first production models in 2005. Ford knew such an iconic vehicle needed a proper motor – perhaps something crazy, reliable and beyond powerful – so the engineers prepared a true mechanical gem.
It was the most powerful engine Ford produced at the time at 550 HP, which is still, more than 10 years later, a significant number. But the specification of the engines is the best part. It was an aluminum block with forged pistons and 32-valve heads, with a dry sump and a massive supercharger on top of it. Not only did the engine perform fantastically, it also looked great. The production of the Ford GT was ample at almost 4,000 units. After they discontinued the Ford GT, an almost identical version appeared in the Shelby GT500, which Ford produced from 2007 to 2009.
For use in the Shelby GT500, they gave this engine an iron block and detuned it to 500 HP. Even with more weight and less power, the Shelby GT500 was a performance sensation beating similar Porsches and BMWs in various magazine tests.