25. Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Inspired by the wild SVT Cobra Rs from the ’90s, Ford didn’t name the 2003 model with an “R” since it wasn’t in limited production. In fact, the SVT Cobra was available to the public rather than just race car drivers and private teams. However, this SVT Cobra was an important model for the Mustang dynasty because it featured two firsts.
The first was adding a factory supercharged engine and second, an independent rear suspension. The Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) took a standard 4.6-liter engine block and mounted different heads. They also added a supercharger to get 390 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque. They named the engine the “Terminator.” The rumor was that it delivered more than the advertised 390 HP.
So, to handle all that power and torque, Ford equipped the SVT Cobra with an independent rear suspension. A setup similar to the first Ford GT, it increased stability at high speeds and hard launches. Also, it made this Mustang handle like a dream. The 0 to 60 mph time took only 4.7 seconds, making the SVT Cobra a drag strip terror. Ford offered this model in 2003 and 2004, building around 14,000 of them in a coupe and convertible form. Despite being almost 15 years old, these cars still hold high prices on the used car market.