Eight Cars That Give the Word "Sleeper" New Meaning: Video
Those sleepers will get you every time!by Robert Moore, on
Okay, humor this situation for a minute. It’s 1:00 A.M. on a Friday night. You’re sitting all alone at a four-lane intersection in your 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. As you’re sitting there waiting for the light to change, someone rolls up in a Volkswagen Golf MK2 and begins revving his engine, challenging you to a race. Of course, you have 707 ponies on tap, and there’s no way that German-made box on four wheels can beat you, right? So, you decide to give this kid a beating he won’t forget, but as the light turns green, it becomes blatantly apparent that something is wrong. That’s no regular Golf – that’s one hell of a sleeper with 1,200 horses screaming at you as your Challenger meets its first pair of taillights. Bummer!
Unfortunately, we don’t have that on video… yet. But, what we do have is a video that showcases eight different “sleepers” that will really make you question the next car that tries to race you. For the record, the Challenger Hellcat is nowhere near being a sleeper, so you won’t see one in this video, but there is a 1,200 horsepower Mk2 Golf, a Volvo with a 2JZ engine swap, and a clunker of a Suzuki minivan with a freaking rotary engine crammed into it, to name a few.
Needless to say, this is a video you want to watch because, well, it’s just amazing to see how much potential some of these otherwise boring cars really have. My favorite is the MK2 Golf that is displayed first in the video. You get an inside view of the launch, and let me tell you, this thing hits 62 mph (100 km/h) almost instantly. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg, though, so if you like fast cars and entertain the idea of sleepers, hit play and enjoy the video.