18. 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
The third-generation Ford Mustang arrived in 1978 and Ford discontinued it in 1993. It was an important model for the breed. Not only was it the first modern and great-looking Mustang in years, but it also marked the return to great performance with bigger, more powerful engines. Mustang fans remember the venerable 5.0 H.O. engine as one of the best engines in Mustang’s history, but the quickest version was the mighty SVT Cobra R from 1993.
It was a tuned version of the 5.0-liter V8 engine, which was actually a 4.9-liter, but they called it 5.0. The SVT Cobra delivered 235 HP. Although it doesn’t sound like much, it was a hefty number for 1993. Not only that, the SVT Cobra R was a lightweight car. That helped it make a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.7 seconds and secured its place on this list.