12. Dodge Viper RT/10
Dodge presented this legendary sports muscle car in 1992. Immediately, it became an American icon. The Viper RT/10 had a monster of a V10 engine in the front they combined with a sleek and aggressive body style. And although it had rear-wheel drive, there was not much to protect you from being killed by the sheer power and wild nature of this car. Under the hood was an 8.0-liter fully aluminum V10 pumping out a neck-bending 400 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque. Since that was unheard of at the time, it secured Viper’s place as one of the most powerful new models on the market.
The design wasn’t much different from the original prototypes with its long hood and short rear end. However, the necessary roll bar made the Viper visually dramatic and fast-looking, even when it was in park. With a price of just over $50,000 and 0 to 60 mph time of 4.6 seconds, the Viper beat many European exotic machines. And that helped it established itself as one of the best looking and fastest cars of the early ‘90s.