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5 new cars with plenty of pace to spare

Get your fast car fix right here.

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STRETCHING THE LEGS of a fast car on the open road is one of life’s great pleasures and the dream of many a petrolhead.

Owning a car with a blistering 0-100km/h speed or Bahnstorming max speed is exhilarating and whilst we may not get a chance to test the limits of fast cars on Irish roads we can at least appreciate their potential and dream about road trips to the Nürburgring.

We’ve rounded up some cars to help you get your quick fix, no matter what your budget or preferred style of car.

Under €250K

2017 Audi R8 V10 plus, €249,950

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The Audi R8 V10 plus looks like a supercar and drives like one too. It is the fastest series-production Audi of all time and with 610hp under the hood, this car can go from zero to 100km/h in a blistering 3.2 seconds. It goes on to a Bahnstorming top speed of 330km/h.

Under €100K

2017 BMW M2 Coupe, €84,995

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The BMW M2 Coupe shares components with its bigger brother the M4. However, it is much more forgiving to drive on Irish roads. The M2 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine mated to a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

The engine produces 370hp with maximum torque of 465Nm and does the 0-100km/h dash in a rapid 4.5 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 250km/h.

Under €90K

2017 Ford Mustang Convertible, €83,400

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When it comes to the Mustang motoring just doesn’t get any cooler or iconic. Under the hood of this muscle car is a glorious 5.0-litre V8 engine making 416hp and 530Nm of torque which help propel the car from a standstill to 100km/h in around five seconds and on to a top speed of 250km/h.

Under €60K

2017 Ford Edge, €51,995

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The Ford Edge is a big, bold SUV with loads of space and luxurious features. However, despite its size it is still pretty quick. It is powered by a 180hp 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine with 400Nm of torque and also has all-wheel drive.

These help the Edge get from zero to 100km/h in 9.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 200km/h.

Under €51K

2017 Volkswagen Golf R, €50,950

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The Volkswagen Golf R is fast, fun and functional. It feels very capable and planted out on the road thanks to that 4Motion all-wheel-drive. The Golf R is 20mm lower than the regular Golf and there are deep air intakes in the bumper to help keep that 310hp 2.0-litre engine cool. It goes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds and onto a top speed of 250km/h.

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