10. 1970 Camaro SS
The 1970 Camaro was strangely a mid-year release due to a strike of G.M. workers that delayed the introduction of 1970 models. However, when it finally arrived on the burning muscle car scene, the 1970 Camaro SS set the new standards in the pony car segment. The first-generation SS models, the 350 and 396, were immensely popular with the buyers. 1970 brought improvements in suspension geometry, aerodynamics, and appearance (via Mecum).
The SS package included 350 V8 with 350 HP and 396 V8 with 375 HP. The engines were a carryover from the last year. However, more than capable of propelling the new Camaro to pretty respectable 0 to 60 mph times and helping it beat the competitors, including the new-for-1970 Dodge Challenger.