What's the Best Sleeper You Can Buy?

Some of the greatest performance cars out there are those that can blend in. Which one do you like best?

Brian Silvestro

The idea of a sleeper is simple: Take a normal looking car, and make it faster without changing the looks too much. Sleepers make for great everyday cars because they're fun to drive and don't stand out too much.

I actually own a sleeper... kind of: a 2008 BMW M5. It looks pretty much like a regular 5-Series, save for a few more exhaust tips, a couple of side grilles, and a badge. But unlike a normal 5-Series, this car puts out 500 horsepower from its 5.0-liter V10, sending all the power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.

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The previous owner painted the wheels and kidney grilles black, tinted the windows, and made exhaust cutouts to bypass the mufflers. I removed the tint, and replaced the kidney grilles, wheels, and reflectors with OEM units to make it look as factory as possible. The one thing I haven't touched is the exhaust.

Justin Westbrook

We want to know: What's the best sleeper car out there? It doesn't have be new, or even a high-powered version of a normal car. It just has to fit into what makes a sleeper a sleeper. Let us know in the comments below.

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