4) 1987 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 – 225 horsepower – $12,106
If you saw our piece on the best American cars of the 1970’s, then you already know the Boss 302 made the list. The 1987 Ford Mustang GT has the same engine mill, so it was bound to make this list also. Although it looked similar to the Mustangs that Ford had been rolling out for the last ten years, the ‘87 models were refreshed with a much-needed aero kit. Other new features were fuel injection (1984) and new cylinder heads.
Piece it all together, and you have 300 lb-ft of torque and a sprint to 60 mph (100 kph) that flies by in less than 6.2 seconds. The notchback look and two-tone paint won’t let you forget that this car was current when Madonna was new, but competitors won’t forget that a car that old beat them either.