8. Mitsubishi FTO
The Mitsubishi FTO was a sporty coupe designed solely for sale in Japan. With a high-revving (redline was practically 8,500 rpm) 2.0-liter V6 engine, the FTO was awesome, yet simple.
Think of the Mitsubishi FTO as a front-wheel drive version of the modern Scion FR-S. It featured just 200 hp, but had a weight figure below 2,700 lbs and was intended to be a cheap, sporty alternative to the expensive and high-tech 3000 GT. A secret kept for the young Japanese enthusiast, the FTO would have prospered in America as an alternative to the Ford Probe, Mazda MX-6 and Hyundai Tiburon – three sporty coupes that promised much and delivered very little.