43: 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
The 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was perhaps a turning point for GM in terms of design and performance. It was the first FWD V8 powered Chevrolet on the market and it managed to make a name on the NASCAR circuit as well. Unfortunately with the 2008 recession, this generation of the Monte Carlo didn’t live on very long. Finding a two-door with a V8 engine that isn’t a Mustang or a Camaro isn’t easy, but the Monte Carlo offers a unique choice. Though the Monte Carlo wasn’t a rear-wheel-drive sports car it did offer a comfortable ride and interior.
This particular Monte Carlo model had the venerable cylinder deactivation, which helped to achieve a higher level of fuel economy. With a few modifications, you can turn the Monte Carlo into a comfortable muscle car that offers a lot of power. The fact that you have a modern V8 engine makes for a stellar amount of performance, without the high price of the modern sports cars that you come across now.