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The 5 at 5 These cars have some serious pulling power.

THINK THE HORSEPOWER wars are over? Think again! We have some fabulous motors with plenty of ponies for you to play with.

So why not take one for a test drive to see what a car endowed with this much Pferdestärke can really do out on the open road? These cars have some serious pulling power and you won’t be able to resist their charms.

We’ve rounded up five cars with serious horsepower in the second-hand marketplace, from the dream car to the (slightly more) affordable.

Under €250k

2012 McLaren 12C, €209,950

Lewis Motors Lewis Motors

This supercar has extraordinary pace and handling as well as those super cool signature McLaren dihedral doors that always impress when opened.

This is a rare sight on Irish roads and although it comes with the Stealth Pack there is no way this car is sneaking up on anybody – not in that bright orange coat. Oh, and with that glorious mid-mounted 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine that develops approximately 592hp and around 601Nm of torque.

Under €150k

2017 Range Rover Sport, €114,865

Joe Duffy Jaguar & Land Rover Joe Duffy Jaguar & Land Rover

The Range Rover Sport is a massively capable luxury SUV and is one of the most successful vehicles Land Rover has ever produced. It is jam packed with the latest technology and driver’s aids and the seats are like armchairs they are that comfortable. This top of the range HSE with Dynamic Pack model has a powerful 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engine under its bonnet and makes 258hp and 601Nm of torque and has a maximum towing weight of 3,500kg.

Under €100k

2014 BMW M5, €79,950

Platinum Motor Company Platinum Motor Company

The BMW M5 is one very serious performance machine, and it looks it too. It is sporty and aggressive on the outside and luxurious and soft on the inside. Underneath that sculpted hood is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that produces a massive 560hp at 6,000 to 7,000rpm and 680Nm of torque available from just 1,500rpm all the way to 5,750rpm – giving the M5 some serious acceleration and pace.

Under €60k

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Supercharged V8, €59,950

Cameron Cars Cameron Cars

This two door coupe Camaro is in rubber-melting Super Sport guise with a gnarly looking supercharger dominating the hood. This monster of a car is powered by an equally monstrous 8.4-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine that produces in excess of 750hp, accelerates 0-100km/h in about 3.5 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 241km/h or 150mph if you are keeping it old school. This is one super cool motor.

Under €40k

2012 Dodge Challenger V8, €35,000

Riley Riley

This beastly modern American muscle car rumbles to the tune of a massive 5.7-litre Hemi V8 engine outputting upwards of 400hp and 542Nm of torque. The Charger is a car that puts a massive smile on the face of those who get behind its wheel and those that hear its powerful roar. It is fun and powerful and looks the business – and it is certain to turn heads as it is the only one in Ireland.