9. 2000 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
The coolest-looking fourth-generation Mustang is undoubtedly the 2000 SVT Cobra R. Again, this was a limited edition model with an “R” designation. In fact, Ford produced only 300 copies intended for racing drivers and teams. Compared to other regular Mustangs, the Cobra R featured many improvements and enhancements. First and foremost was the engine, a 5.4-liter V8 with 385 HP and 385 lb-ft of torque. Second, a body kit with front and rear spoilers and side skirts.
The third was the stiff suspension and a few chassis modifications. Ford clearly built this car for performance, and that’s exactly what the buyers got when they pressed the gas pedal. The 0 to 60 mph sprint was achievable in just 4.4 seconds and the top speed was around 150 mph, impressive for the day. It’s too bad Ford built only 300 of those thoroughbreds, making them nearly impossible to find today.