We can all agree that it would be a dream come true to own a flaming red Ferrari, but sometimes it’s best not draw attention (jealousy, ire, the eyes of law enforcement) to your vehicle. Those who want the power and speed without the notoriety (OK, or the price) can look to “sleepers”. These are cars almost intentionally built to escape notice while still secretly packing heaping loads of both power and punch. Rarely, they’re souped-up versions of unassuming old Volvos, but more often they’re cleverly made production cars that slip right by the average driver but give car guys big saucer eyes. So hop in one of these soft-spoken beasts and dream of the day when a sleazy asshole in a sports car pulls up beside you at a red light.

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