Sleeper car like 2006 Acura RSX?


#1

Hello,



I define sleeper as a car that is a great car but not really known cause

of this or that that most people did not like at the time.



So…



Can you recommend a sleeper for the 2005 Acura RSX?



Thanks



Ed


#2

Huh? An Acura RSX is an Acura RSX. It is what it is.

A “sleeper” is a car that looks like a really humble sedan or econobox but can really go like a rocket off the line. Like if you somehow stuffed a big block chevy into a humble New VW Beetle.

I guess I don’t understand the question.


#3

Your definition of a “sleeper” is far off the mark from the one I grew up with.

A mid 80’s Buick Regal T-Type was a sleeper.
A Buick Grand National was not a sleeper.
Both looked exactly the same from a distance, but once you saw the GN badge on the car, you knew what it was.
A T-Type however, used the same motor, but a smaller turbo, and typically weighed a bit more.
But, once you stripped it down, and installed some performance parts, it became a true sleeper.

In today’s car market, there are very few cars that can truly become sleepers.
Very few cars have the ability to be fire breathing dragons unless they start off with a fast platform to begin with. The EVO sticks out like a sore thumb, and the Subaru WRX isn’t that inconspicuous, either.

The MazdaSpeed 3 and 6 are closer to being sleepers, because they are hopped up versions of the base cars, without resorting to ugly ground effects and huge wings to set themselves apart. Neither car is actually fast, though.

BC.