Pontiac thought that a rear-wheel-drive sedan would help them fight their European competitors. With a Pontiac redesign and small-block V8 engine, the G8 was an effective performance sedan, too. The base engine was a solid 3.5-liter V6 producing 256 HP. But the real deal was the G8 GXP with a 6.2-liter V8 delivering 415 HP. Better yet, the G8 came with high levels of standard equipment, as well as a long list of optional extras.
The CTS is a mid-sized Cadillac sedan with the performance V option. However, the most successful was the second generation, which they produced between 2008 and 2014. Under the hood was a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 556 HP, making the CTS-V the most powerful performance sedan on the market. The suspension and drivetrain were so advanced, the CTS-V was the full package, making it one of the best cars available at that time.
Ford Taurus SHO
With its powerful EcoBoost V6 engine displacing 3.5-liters and delivering 355 HP to all four wheels, the new Taurus SHO can outhandle and outperform many current sports cars. The modern Taurus is the perfect evolution of an American sedan. Although it retains its classic proportion, design and feel, the SHO incorporates modern technology and performance.
Dodge Charger Hellcat
Using the old Chrysler 300 C architecture, 707 HP Hemi engine and modern technology Dodge created the ultimate American car. The Charger Hellcat is a muscle car, classic rear-wheel-drive sedan and an exotic car, all at the same time. However, the best part is that it is capable of beating any European exotic yet its still able to take your kids to school.
These are the 50 most iconic American four-door cars of all time. Have you chosen your favorite? While some are plentiful, others come in limited numbers. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find it in good condition at a reasonable price. Even so, all of these models have made their mark in automotive history.