17 Cars That Are Brilliant at One Very Specific Task

Cars that try to be good at everything end up being great at nothing. These nine cars pick a single task, and completely dominate it.

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Recently we asked you which cars are brilliant at one very specific task. As always, there were tons of responses, but here are the answers we saw repeated the most.

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Lotus Elise

The Elise has barely any storage space, and fits just two people in a cramped cabin with no sound-deadening. But if you want to have fun carving corners, there is arguably no better street car. painted in red listed for sale now.

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Honda Insight

The original Insight was built for one specific purpose: To be as fuel-efficient as possible. It's a super lightweight two-seater hybrid with a three-cylinder gasoline engine that can achieve over 70 mpg in normal use thanks to a body that cuts through the air. up for bidding on eBay right now.

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Smart ForTwo

Say what you will about how the Smart ForTwo drives, but you have to admit: If you're looking for street parking, this is probably the easiest, most well-suited car to do it in. A tiny wheelbase means you can fit into spots an S-Class couldn't dream of squeezing into. up for sale can be yours.

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Matthew Howell
Caterham Seven

The Seven has no airbags, no impact zones, and no place to put your stuff. It's incredibly lightweight, and plenty quick, making it perfect for track work, but not much else. is for sale on eBay now.

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Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R puts over 300 horsepower through the front wheels, enough to get it to the top of the front-wheel drive leaderboards at the Nurburgring back when it was new in 2017. Its record still stands today. for just under $40,000.

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Lamborghini Murcielago

The Muricelago may have all the makings of a fast supercar (V12 powerplant, mid-engine layout, single-clutch paddle-shift gearbox, etc.), but by all accounts, it was underwhelming to drive. But because it was still a mid-engine V12 Lamborghini, it's still great at one thing: Showing off. Roll up to any event in a Murcielago, and you'll have all eyes on you no matter what. Especially if you have it straight-piped. for sale on eBay should do nicely if you're interested.

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If you buy a BAC Mono, we hope all your friends have cars, too, because you sure won't be giving anyone a ride. As the name suggests, you only get one seat in the BAC Mono.
BAC Mono

It's clear by the amount of seats in the Mono that it is not for taking the kids to school. There's no storage space either, so you can forget about that trip to the grocery store. As you can see from its race car-esque styling and center seating position, the Mono is focused solely on the driver, and its ability to get around corners as quickly as possible.

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Bugatti Veyron

While the Veyron is definitely a supercar, it's always been a bit too heavy to be fun in the corners. That monstrous engine and all-wheel drive system weigh the car down, but conversely, are able to launch it to a ludicrous 267-mph top speed in the Super Sport trim. listed for just over $1 million on eBay.

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Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo 4C

When you're looking for a car to drive on winding mountain roads, the smart money is on the Porsche Cayman. That's a car you can still use every day. Looking at the spec sheet, the Alfa Romeo 4C looks like a terrible choice. It has a four-cylinder engine, no power steering, barely any creature comforts, and the quality of some of its interior pieces is lacking. Drive it in the city, and you'll hate it. But open it up on a back road, and it will be amazing. is for sale right now for under $50,000.

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Dodge Viper ACR

All you need to do is look at the Dodge Viper ACR's giant rear wing to realize this isn't a daily driver. It would be fascinating to watch someone try, since it's street legal, but we're certainly not going to volunteer our spines for the job. No, the Viper ACR is built for the track, and when it's on the track, it dominates. In fact, the Viper ACR is so good, it set lap records at more than 13 tracks. That's crazy. on eBay can be yours.

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

We all love the Challenger SRT Demon because 840 horsepower is awesome, but if you expected Dodge to turn its top-spec Challenger into a corner carver, you'd be sorely mistaken. The Demon has no interest in chasing Mustangs and Camaros around a track or even down a canyon road. But if you want a car that's perfect for burnouts, good luck finding one that's better for those than a Demon. painted in a beautiful shade of blue, and you can own it.

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David Zenlea
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

There was a time when the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was an incredibly desirable car with cutting-edge technology that made it feel like it really was a rally car. Today, that's far from the case. Without any significant updates since the tenth-generation car's introduction in 2008, it's a car that feels rather dated. But when you get one out on a snowy dirt road, none of that matters. That's where the Evo originally shined, and that's where it still shines today. can be yours today.

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Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is one of those vehicles that even non-car people love. It makes you feel cooler no matter who you are, even if you never take it off-road. Driving a Wrangler around when you don't intend to off-road it makes no sense. It's not built for pavement, no way. But when it's in its element, far off the beaten path, it's amazing. for sale now.

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Nissan Versa

A lot of people think the Mitsubishi Mirage is the cheapest car in the U.S., but that's not exactly true. The Nissan Versa starts approximately $1000 lower than the Mirage. When you're paying $60,000 for a luxury sedan, a $1000 difference is pretty insignificant, but on a $12,000 car, that's a lot. Then again, you don't get a lot of modern features. For your $12,000, you do get air conditioning, but that's about it. Still, it's the best car in the U.S. at being the most inexpensive car in the U.S.

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Ram ProMaster

If the most cargo you carry in your car is a burrito, a bag of chips, and a side of guacamole on your way home from Chipotle, we doubt you'll have much use for a Ram ProMaster. But if you have tons of stuff to drag around all day, the ProMaster's going to be a godsend. It can fit so many boxes, it'll make pickup trucks look like Power Wheels.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom

Despite its astronomical price tag, the massive weight of the Rolls-Royce Phantom means it's far from a driver's car. Despite being powered by a twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12, its acceleration isn't earth-shattering. But the Phantom isn't concerned with any of those petty things. No, the Phantom is the absolute most comfortable car you could possibly ride in. If that's what you're looking for, the Phantom is perfect. has over $75,000 in options, and it's listed on eBay now for over half a million dollars.

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David Dewhurst
Toyota Prius

For car enthusiasts, few cars generate as much scorn as the Toyota Prius. It's a car that rejects almost everything about being sporty in the chase for the almighty MPG. The latest Prius is a bit more fun to drive than the last one, but it's still meant to be the ultimate choice for anyone who's looking to go as far as possible on every drop of gasoline. If you go with the Eco model, it's rated at a ridiculous 58 mpg city and 50 mpg highway.

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