Hmm - not really - there were sleepers waaaay before the 1980s. Certainly back to the 60s when you could get a big block in a family sedan - or even earlier in the 50s with cars like the Chrysler 300C.
In 1957, this car had 375 HP!
And six years later you could buy one of these:)
There used to be a guy down the street from me (when I still lived in Wisconsin) who had an 7- or 8-second dragstrip 'Cuda and somehow licensed it for the street. Those 426s will really go if you pay careful attention to them. I've got a hemi head sitting on top of my desk right now.
Come to think of it, the Wisconsin DMV tended to be pretty lenient and/or dumb when it came to performance cars. The owner of a local electrical contractor had an Evo V rally car bought straight from a pro team and got it by the government by telling them it was a paint-only replica. He also had a CAV GT40 and a stripped-out 944 racer that were both deemed legal.
Happy New Year, everyone!
I echo your sentiments wholeheartedly.
Of course, in my case, even a Smart Car would be faster than what I have now...(nothing) lol.
Even a go kart would be faster than what I have now (Fat legs and a bicycle)
Atleast you got headphones so that,s half the battle.
Or he could be an unwieldy gentleman like most 911 drivers....... XD (I did say most Magick you probably being the only one who isnt snobby and cuts in the lane of all people)
P.S come to think of it this applies to most drivers of German cars.......
You mean BMW/Audi drivers? Merc drivers seem fairly well behaved though I might be biased there......