Regardless of what sort of cars you fancy, I think it’s safe to say that everyone can appreciate a good sleeper. In other words, a car that’s modest appearance hides some seriously impressive performance credentials. Over the years, car makers have rolled out some incredible wolves in sheep’s clothing and I thought it would be fun to have a little discussion about which one is the best. Whether its something like the Audi RS2 Avant pictured above, Cadillac’s CTS-V wagon, or any of the awesome turbocharged sedans that have come out of Japan in recent decades – there are some fine candidates out there.
So, what say you? What car do you consider the greatest factory sleeper car of all time?
@croc302 it's better when it IS a base 4cyl. that's eating 30 PSI and pulls the fronts on street tires.
2003-2004 Mercury Marauder.....1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
silverbullet8 GLH: Goes Like Hell. Another version was the GLHS: Goes Like Hell Shelby or Goes Like Hell S'More. Dodge cars with some Shelby tuning; they had 2.2 liter Turbo engines.
1986 - 1988 Buick Regal Grand National
2004-2007 Volvo V70R
The Mitsubishi Legnum VR4, a twin turbo estate. It boasts 280hp stock and has so much tuning potential from its 2.5-L V6. Cheap to buy too.
I am starting a sleeper project on one, see below:
2014-2016 Holden Commodore ssV, aka Chevrolet ss, particularly 15' and 16' models with 6 Manual and Magnetic suspension, in mystic green
1986 shelby glhs
Citroen ACTIVA V6 3ltr, it will run rings around all comers !
- Renault Clio v6: <3300 lbs, 3.0L, 250bhp and yes, it's an MR!!
- Dodge Neon SRT4: ugly, but she have 2.4L turbocharged engine with 230bhp and 340 nm of torque
- my lovely daily driven Suzuki Swift 08': Turbocharged fully rebuilt Suzuki M18A engine, 430bhp and 451nm @1.6bar, totally stock on the outside