24. Merkur XR4Ti
During the ’80s, Ford attempted several approaches to revive its performance image, one of them was introducing the Merkur XR4Ti model. This was a British Ford Sierra with a special aero package and a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
Ford envisioned it as a hot hatch with rear-wheel drive, racing credentials, and better driving dynamics than front-wheel-drive competitors. Unfortunately, the Merkur XR4Ti proved unsuccessful since it was expensive. The American market didn’t understand Ford’s attempt (via Motor Trend).