I think that this was said somewhere before, but the search function on the forums is trash so here I go.
I suggest Destroyers (and possibly other ships) have their own special abilities depending on their model/class.
Such an example would be the Archon Destroyer having those glowing pointy things on the front of it. It could have a plasma-arc-ramming feature that has a mild cooldown.
The Invincible looks like it migh have some sort of large cannon in it.
The Procyon looks like it is covered in little shield-generators/radars, so maybe it could have a special secondary (or tertiary) shield that it can project for a limited time. Or maybe warp gravity to make itself even faster for a given amount of time.
The Shark Command fighter could have a little rocket barrage because it has a visible barrage box mounted on it’s top.
The Sai has what seems to be a little cannon/high-power radar on one side.
The Reaper has a massive ramming spike.
The Polus (and other spatula ships) look like they have a little hangar in them, so they could launch little AI drones or something.
The Loki looks like it has a massive reactor/cannon on the top of it.
The Caltrop looks like it has a sort of large antenna array on the front of it.
The Octopus looks like it could have a massive cannon in the middle of it.
Other ships could have other interesting special abilities too that involve their backstory or faction as well. This would just add a bit more pizzazz to the game in general and make it more fun and have more variety and reason to buy certain ships. ^^