15. Panoz Roadster
Younger enthusiasts don’t remember the name Panoz, but back in the ‘90s, this company was one of the best-known limited production American brands. Successful in racing, Panoz was offered many racing technologies in street-legal vehicles, and that made them a favorite with fans of performance driving.
They presented the Roadster model in the early ‘90s as a modern-day version of the legendary Shelby Cobra. To keep the weight lower, they stripped down the open-top two-seater they built of aluminum. Panoz used several Ford Mustang components including the engine, drivetrain, and suspension. And that meant that the Roadster produced 300 HP and brutal performance numbers.