Some people enjoy cars that look fast but the discerning driver knows that sometimes, it’s the ordinary-looking ones that go off the line faster. More commonly known as sleepers, these cars may look relatively unassuming to the untrained eye, but boy can they move. 

The automotive equivalent of a sensible pair of brogues and a well-starched shirt, sleeper cars are perfect for flying under the radar, especially if you’re tired of eager teenagers egging for a race at the lights. 

While there are no radical aerodynamic exteriors, these rides still sport all the works — from big-boy V8s to all-wheel drives — and can challenge even the most over-the-top sports cars out there. 

Because there’s usually more than meets the eye, here are the best sleeper cars you can buy now.