25. Merkur XR4Ti
During the ‘80s, Ford tried several approaches to revive its performance image. And one of them was the introduction of the Merkur XR4Ti. The car was basically a British Ford Sierra with a special aero package, a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-banger, and various other improvements.
Ford envisioned it as a hot hatch with rear-wheel drive, racing credentials, and better driving dynamics than its front-wheel-drive competitors. Unfortunately, the Merkur XR4Ti proved to be unsuccessful since it was expensive. Also, the American market didn’t understand the thinking behind Ford’s attempt.