22. Shelby GT350R
Even though Ford based the Shelby on the Mustang GT, much of the suspension, design, aero package, and engine was new. The most significant single difference was the fantastic Voodoo engine, which has a 5.2-liter displacement, 526 HP, and 429 lb-ft of torque. The main feature of this high-revving powerplant is the flat-plane crank technology that allows the big V8 to reach almost 9,000 rpm.
It’s the same technology that exotic manufacturers like Ferrari use, but this is the first time a muscle car has come with such an advanced engine. Ford’s investment into Shelby GT350R paid off since the performance is mind-boggling with 3.9 seconds for 0 to 60 mph. But the numbers don’t do this car justice. The Shelby GT350R is a pure sports car that delivers fantastic driving dynamics as well as an unforgettable driving experience. It’s simply one of the best muscle cars out there today.