300 HP

The fifth-generation Mustang debuted in 2005 with sharp styling and greatly improved output for the 4.6-liter V8 in the GT. These days the base model Pony Car makes more power, but the 300-hp figure was a big deal when the S-197 body style came out. For under ten grand this is a high-performance muscle car that’s civil for everyday use, yet keen to burn rubber when your right foot craves a smoke.