12. 2010 Camaro SS
Camaro fans were terribly disappointed when Chevrolet decided to retire the nameplate for the 2003 model year. It looked like Mustang had finally won the muscle car battle. The Firebird was also discontinued and the Mustang was the only domestic pony/muscle car still on the market at the moment. However, it turned out that Chevrolet was just waiting for the right moment to return the Camaro to the market in a totally redesigned, restyled, and re-engineered form. That moment came in late 2009 when a brand new, fifth-generation Camaro was introduced to an eager market (via Cnet).
The 2010 Camaro was a triumph of retro-futuristic design and engineering. The GM’s Zeta platform was highly sophisticated and allowed the new model to have sports-car-like road holding and driving dynamics. The base engine was a V6. But right from the start, fifth-generation Camaro buyers had the option of the SS model with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and 426 HP, which made the 2010 Camaro SS one of the fastest domestic cars at the moment. With an advanced chassis and brutal performance, the Camaro SS was far superior to the Mustang G.T. of the same vintage, which helped Chevy beat Ford in the sales war.