5. 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The high output LT1 V8 Camaro was beating up on Mustangs pretty good in the mid-1990s, but that wasn’t enough for Chevrolet. The brand decided to up the Z28’s game by adding the all-new LS1 5.7 liter V8 in 1998, raising horsepower to an awesome-for-the-time 305 hp. That was the same power the 1997 Camaro SS made and minor revisions to the suspension and brakes ensured the Z28 was a true terror at both the drag strip and the road course.