4. 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Ever since the first retro Mustangs appeared in showrooms across America, Ford fans have asked for the return of the Boss 302. For those who don’t know, Ford first presented the Boss 302 in 1969 as a racing car homologation special they intended for Trans-Am races. With the 5.0-liter V8 engine, close-ratio gearbox, and low weight, the Boss 302 was a fast car. It was only available for two years in 1969 and 1970 before it roared into muscle car history.
A full 43 years later, Ford revived the Boss 302 with a new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that delivered 444 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque. Again, this was almost a pure racing car with no back seats, a factory-installed roll cage, and a host of other external and internal modifications. As most people would expect, the performance was better than the regular Mustang GT. The 2012 Boss 302 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.97 seconds and topped 155 mph. Until there is another version of the Boss 302, car enthusiasts consider the 2012 model one of the best Mustangs of all time.