13. 1995 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) department has been responsible for some of the fastest muscle cars of the last 25 years. In 1995, they introduced another Cobra R. This time, Ford produced 250 of them. They sold them only to those individuals with a racing license or private team. Under the hood was a tuned 5.8-liter V8 engine that delivered 300 HP and 356 lb-ft of torque.
Even though this kind of power is not all that impressive today, it was a hefty number for 1995. And since the Cobra R was a light car, the performance numbers were good. The 0 to 60 mph time took 5.2 seconds, which made it the fastest-accelerating American production model at the time. The Cobra R was available only in white. This model was just the start of the SVT division that turned ordinary Mustangs into land rockets.