12. Ford Escort Cosworth
Ford built the Escort RS Cosworth from 1992 to 1996. It was one of the best British muscle cars of the ’90s. They used some Sierra RS Cosworth parts, but this Escort was smaller. However, it featured the improved 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produced 227 HP.
The exterior meant pure business with its flared wheel arches, hood with cooling vents and massive easily adjustable rear wing. One of the main features was the rally-proven all-wheel-drive system that proved necessary since the car developed over 230 lb-ft of torque. The Escort RS Cosworth could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds, so it could beat most sports cars of the day.