12. 2012 Ford Mustang V6
You probably thought all the Mustangs on this list would be V8-powered torque monsters capable of turning rear tires into smoke in a matter of seconds. For the most part, you’re right, but there are few cars without V8 power that still post impressive acceleration times. One of those Mustangs is the 2012 V6-powered model. The 4.0-liter V6 with 305 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque was the standard base engine for the 2012 model year.
The power output was almost identical to the V8 models only a decade before, which shows how technology moves forward fast. However, the 2012 V6 Mustang could accelerate to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds, meaning that it deserves a spot on this list among the fire-breathing V8 monsters from Dearborn.