Sport automakers have ascended the auto industry’s ladder to become some of the most popular and consumer friendly in the whole world. Companies like BMW, Mazda, AUDI, Subaru, Honda, specifically, have etched its name in automotive lore by specializing in small, sporty, and quick cars that offer drivers not only a thrilling experience, but also top-notch efficiency and scalpel-like precision handling.

Every now and then, companies make a model for crazy petrol heads, who also happen to have a family and seek practicality too, cars capable of running along or outperforming even cars like Ferrari or Aston Martin.

These cars fly under the radar as no other. Today, we take a look at the 7 of the fastest sleeper vehicles, that can go faster than your daily driven project car.

4. Volvo T-5R

243HP/ 0-60 mph in 5.8s

In 1995, a high performance model, developed in part with Porsche, was released and designated the T-5R. The vehicle was based on the 850 Turbo, utilizing the B5234T3 engine with a special ECU (Bosch #628) that added an additional 2 psi (0.1 bar) of turbocharger boost pressure, giving the engine an extra 18 hp (13 kW; 18 PS) for a total of 243 hp (181 kW) and 250 lb·ft (340 N·m) of torque. The engine was mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission, the latter of which was not available in the US. The T-5R was renowned as a sleeper car; despite its boxy, understated appearance, it boasted a drag coefficient of 0.29 and was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.8 - 6.0 seconds (depending on transmission and body type).

The top speed was electronically limited to 152.2 mph (244.9 km/h). The vehicle came standard with Pirelli P-Zero tires, providing lateral grip of 0.88 g. The engine tuning was co-developed with Porsche, as was the transmission and other powertrain components. Porsche also aided in designing some of the interior, such as the Alcantara seat inserts. These cars came as standard with nearly every feature available.


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