15. Chevrolet Camaro SS
Camaro fans were terribly disappointed when Chevrolet decided to retire the nameplate after 2003. It looked like the Mustang had finally won the muscle car battle since the Firebird was also gone. The Mustang was the only domestic pony/muscle car still on the market at the moment. However, Chevrolet was just waiting for the right moment to return the Camaro to the market in a totally new design in a restyled and reengineered form. That moment came in late 2009 when a new fifth-generation Camaro entered the eager market.
The base engine was a V6, but right from the start, fifth-generation Camaro buyers had the option of an SS model with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and 426 HP. That made the 2010 Camaro SS one of the fastest domestic cars at the moment. With an advanced chassis and brutal performance, the Camaro SS was far better than the Mustang GT of the same vintage. Those dynamics helped Chevrolet beat Ford in the sales war.