8. 2011 Ford Mustang GT
The last years of the fifth-generation Ford Mustang were marked by a cool-looking redesign and a new engine. The truly modern 5.0-liter Coyote V8 was a world-class powerhouse that was the basis for almost all performance Mustangs of the era. In base trim, the 5.0 Coyote was capable of 412 HP and 390 lb-ft, respectable figures.
You could get this engine in numerous versions like the GT, GT Premium, California Special, and more. If the engine was stock, the acceleration times were 4.3 seconds, which was almost at a supercar level of the day. For far less money than a comparable Porsche from the period, drivers could own a Mustang monster.