Sometimes automotive designers just aren’t quite on the ball, or perhaps a manufacturer released a sport version of a boring base model. Either way, there are sometimes fast cars that are boring to look at. Let’s take a look at what these sleeper cars can offer. Here are 8 moderately quick to brutally fast cars with looks that don’t indicate their performance capabilities
2012+ JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT
Possibly the winner on this list. The stats read like a bruiser of a modern muscle car: 6.4 liter Hemi V8, 475 horsepower, zero to sixty in 4.8 seconds, 8-speed auto with paddle shifters. And then you realize all that is sitting in Jeep’s largest luxo SUV. It’s not a one trick pony either, as it handles and stops as well as it goes. The gigantic 15-inch rotors are capped by 6-piston Brembo calipers.
The SRT suspension has different settings, including sport and track modes, allowing this lumbering beast to achieve .90 on the skidpad. That’s in line with 1990s sports cars. If that isn’t enough to make you want one, consider that it’s still an SUV that seats 5 adults. Think of it as a tall, eco unfriendly Tesla P85D.