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Five of the Best Pretty but Slow Classic Sports Cars


Volkswagen SP2

Volkswagen SP2

Chances are, you've never heard of the VW SP2, but mark our words - this is one of the fastest cars in the world to look at, but one of the slowest to drive. Visually it is stunning; it has sweeping lines, a long bonnet and quadruple headlights that are very 1972. This is easily one of the most string VW's ever made, but it didn't last very long, and ceased production in 1976. Why? It's simple - the SP2 had a lethargic 1.7-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produced... wait for it... 75 bhp. This made the car good for 100 mph (if you could find a smooth piece of tarmac long enough). So lethargic was the performance that in Brazil, the cars native country, a popular joke of the time was to relate to the car as Sem Potência, which can be translated to Without Power.

The SP2 had revolutionary looks but backwards performance. The ideal tuner, perhaps?

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