Sleepers hide their high performance under unexciting appearances, content to let the fancy super cars attract all the attention. Sleepers have usually been on the back-burner. However, manufacturers have capatilized on the growing market, and have created a few models that have garnished attention. Here are 5 ordinary cars that are secretly fast.
1. Audi RS6
The second-generation of Audi RS6 are terrifyingly fast. Few have an idea that this engine contains a 570 hp V10 designed for the Lamborghini Gallardo.
2. COPO Camaro
The original COPO is the standard sleeper. Few people knew that Chevrolet had a super-secret sports option that came with a engine similar to the legendary 427 cubic inch V8 engine.
3. Mercedes 500E
Before Mercedes bought AMG, the bodies in charge of the E-Class turned to competitors Porsche to beef up the 500E. The result was a V8-powered German assassin capable of 170mph, If you weren’t a petrol head you’d never believe this was an E Class.
4. Volvo 850 T-5R And 850 R
Few would believe that Volvo has been creating fast station wagons for decades. In 1995, The Swedish manufacturers teamed up with Porsche to produce the 300 hp 850 T-5R. This project was a success. Volvo then created the 850 R based largely on the T-5R for 1996 and 1997 before taking it off the market in favor of a new model of sleeper wagons.
5. Omni GLHS
The Dodge Omni was a very light car, but still a cost efficient hatchback. Carroll Shelby gave the dodge Omni the initial ‘Goes like hell’ His version, the GLHS (S’more. Really.) It came with a tuneable suspension and a 177 hp turbocharged four cylinder. That may not sound fast but with a car that light these are very impressive stats.
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