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Sleeper
also called Q-car

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  1. (US English) or Q-car (British English) is a car that has high performance and an unassuming exterior

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  2. cars are termed such because their exterior looks little or no different from a standard or economy-class car (or in some cases worse due to seeming neglect on the owners part), but internally they are modified (or are built) to perform at higher lev

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  3. The American term possibly comes from how an aggressive animal can seem gentle or perhaps friendly until awoken, while the British term may derive from the Q-ships used by the Royal Navy

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  4. The first reference to the term "Q-car" (earliest known reference) is in the February 1963 edition of Motor Sport magazine (published in the UK since 1924) when the editor, Billy Boddy said of the Lotus Cortina "..the modifications carried out by Lot

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  5. Some cars are equipped this way at the factory to suit the tastes of those who want performance without drama, whether a low profile suits their chosen image or lifestyle, or because they do not wish to attract undue attention of the police or car th

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