30. Chrysler New Yorker
Even though Chrysler introduced the Hemi in 1951, it wasn’t until 1954 that it became a hot item. Chrysler managed to squeeze 235 HP from it, which was considered ludicrous power. They installed it in the New Yorker model and it proved to be fast and durable.
It was also a record-breaker. Chrysler entered a special 24-hour endurance run with the ‘54 New Yorker and averaged 118.8 mph over 24 hours of nonstop driving. This highly publicized achievement proved to be the perfect marketing tool for promoting Chrysler and the Hemi engine.