12. GMC Syclone
Not quite a sports car since it was a pickup truck and not quite a muscle car since it had turbocharged V6. but nonetheless an immensely cool and desirable model. We don’t know who came up with the idea to take a Chevrolet S10 compact truck and turn it into Ferrari-killer. GM took an ordinary S10 body, installed a 4.3-liter V6 with a turbocharger, a special 4-speed automatic sourced from a Corvette and performance all-wheel drive.
The power figures don’t sound much these days. But the Syclone was able to sprint to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, which made it faster than contemporary Ferraris. The keys were lightweight, small dimensions, and lots of torque from its turbocharged engine.