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The 5 at 5 These cars really are stars.

WITH EYE-CATCHING GOOD looks, jaw dropping pace, power and performance and buckets of kerb appeal these cars are some of the most desirable motors around. And whilst we may never get the chance to test the full potential of these machines on Irish roads, we can still appreciate their beauty and potency and add them to our wish list.

We’ve rounded up some of best-looking performance cars on the market in Ireland right now.

Under €300k

2017 Audi R8 V10 plus, €296,325

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The Audi R8 V10 plus is the fastest series-production Audi of all time. That means not only does it look like a supercar, it performs like one too.

This particular example comes with gorgeous 20-inch, 10-spoke Y design alloy wheels and the V10 plus gloss carbon styling pack which adds a number of slick exterior details that Iron Man would most definitely approve of.

Under €200k

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet, €199,900

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Magnificent, isn’t it? This is the two-door convertible version of the flagship S-Class saloon and it is more like a luxury yacht than a car. The 4.7-litre V8 bi-turbo engine under the hood produces 449hp and a massive 700Nm of pulling power. With its movie star looks and stunning performance, the S500 is one very desirable package.

Under €150k

2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder 981, €133,995

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Here’s your chance to make your mates jealous and own the only model in the Republic of Ireland. This is one slick machine and the most extreme version of the Porsche 981 Boxster. It is powered by a 3.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that makes 375hp and 420Nm of torque and can reach a bahnstorming top speed of 290km/h.

Under €85K

2015 BMW i8, £68,950 (€81,436)

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There are many reasons to love the BMW i8. It is stunning to look at. It has the super cool scissor doors. It is a plug-in hybrid so it is cheap to tax and run. It is uber economical with a claimed 2.1 litres/100km (134.5mpg). Did we mention those doors?

It is a supercar with hypercar technology. And it is astoundingly competent and fast, with a blistering 0-100km/h time of just 4.4 seconds making any mission possible. Just ask Ethan Hunt.

Under €55k

2007 Aston Matin Vantage, €51,950

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The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a modern sports car with classic ideals. When it was launched it was billed as ‘Britain’s first supercar’ due to its impressive performance credentials. This particular model features an interior covered in Obsidian Sandstorm Leather with Piano Black inlays. And of course, it has a great sound system so you can play A-ha’s Living Daylights at full blast where ever you go, Mr Bond.

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