22. Volvo 850 R Wagon
Is there anything more boring in the automotive world than a boxy old Volvo station wagon? Probably not. The typical suburban family car from the ‘90s came with loads of space for the kids and their stuff. It was slow but dependable and dead boring to drive. You can say all that for a regular Volvo 850 Wagon, but the R version they introduced in 1996 was something completely different.
After the success of the T5 version of the 850 series that featured a turbocharged engine, Volvo decided to go a step further and introduce an all-out sleeper machine in the form of the 850 R. Under the hood, the 2.3-liter five-cylinder engine featured a bigger turbo, different intake system, and electronics, all of which resulted in a respectable 250 HP output.