For as long as we've had cars, we've seen how fast we can make them go. And despite the fact that we're limited to a maximum of 70 mph 99.99% of the time, we still love to talk about how fast our cars could go if we had a straight line of tarmac and no legal repercussions.

For this list, I've rounded up the 10 fastest cars on LeaseFetcher, based on their 0-60 mph time. So sit back, relax and pick out your next motor!

A normal Porsche 911 Carrera comes with a 370 bhp six-cylinder, twin turbo monster. It’ll get you off the line and up to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds. But if we're calling the normal 911 Carrera fast, we need a new word for the Porsche 911 Turbo Special Edition.

You see, for the Special Edition, Porsche whipped out the piddly 3.0-litre engine and replaced it with a 4.0-litre 607 bhp monster.

That change drops your 0-62 mph time from 4.6 seconds to 2.9 seconds! It also whacks an extra 20 mph on your top speed, taking it up to 205 mph!

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Porsche 911 [991] Turbo Coupe Special Editions

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  • Engine: 3.8
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  • Body: Coupe
  • Drive: A
  • CO2: 212g/km

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Unlike the Porsche 911, the Ferrari 488 was built for extreme speed from the very start. There’s no middle-of-the-road version for greying men in the midst of a mid-life crisis.

Fitted with Ferrari’s fancy new V8, performance is genuinely shocking. While a 0-62 mph time of 3 seconds is impressive, getting from 0-124 mph in just 8.3 seconds is jaw-dropping.

And then there’s the looks.

Oh, Ferrari. How do you continue producing such painfully beautiful cars? (Except your SUV monstrosity. Please get rid of that as fast as you can.)

The only drawback with the 488 is you’re never anywhere long enough for onlookers to properly bask in your glory!

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Ferrari 488 Convertible

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  • Engine: 3.9
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Sports
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  • CO2: 260g/km

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While some cars try to marry comfort and speed, the Lambo nails its colours to the mast as a pure performance beast and goes all in on vertebrae-fusing speed.

Built on a lightweight chassis of aluminium and carbon fibre, the Lamborghini Huracan weighs about the same as a Ford Focus. That's where the similarities with a Ford Focus end, though. Under the bonnet, you’ve got a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V-10. Its 602 bhp will drag you from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 201 mph.

Something I did find funny was Lamborghini’s decision to include stop-start technology on some of its models.

This is a car that manages a total of 19 miles to the gallon! Bolting stop-start tech onto the Huracan is like tackling a burning office block with a super soaker!

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Lamborghini Huracan Coupe

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  • Doors: 2
  • Engine: 5.2
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Coupe
  • Drive: A
  • CO2: 278 - 314g/km

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Unless you live in a very swish neighbourhood (or Monaco) the E-Class is one of the only cars you’re likely to actually see on the roads. Well, maybe not the special edition but the stock version, at least.

But let’s talk about the Special Edition. While it retains the E-Class’ understated appearance, the performance is from another world entirely.

You’ve got a 4.0-litre turbocharged petrol under the bonnet. (If you’re an old E63 fan, don’t worry that the engine is smaller than it’s been. It’s more than up to the job!)

And with 612 bhp on offer, the E-Class will get you from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and on to a (relatively sedate) top speed of 155 mph.

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Mercedes-Benz E Class AMG Saloon Special Edition

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The R8 is Audi’s leanest and meanest car and it makes the petite TT look like a play thing.

For the best performance in the R8, you’ve got to go with the 5.2-litre FSI V10, which produces a whopping 610 bhp. Combined with Audi’s all-wheel-drive system, that power is delivered to the wheel (and then your spine) with animalistic ferocity!

Drop your foot to the floor and you'll blast from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Keep your foot planted and you'll hit a top speed of 205 mph.

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Audi R8 Coupe (2015)

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  • Engine: 4.2 - 5.2
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  • Body: Coupe
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 287 - 332g/km

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Aston Martins are more known for their drop dead gorgeous looks than break neck speed. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t quick.

And the Vanquish S is probably the best example of this.

With a humongous V12 under the bonnet and 580 bhp on tap, this Aston is like an absolute bullet, accelerating from 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 201 mph.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe

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  • Engine: 5.9
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  • CO2: 298 - 335g/km

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If the E-Class Special Edition is Mercedes seeing how fast they could a production car, the Mercedes-AMG GT is what happened when their engineers started with a blank piece of paper.

Drawing from both Mercedes’ racing and road car heritages, the AMG GT is a stupidly good car.

It’s super planted, perfectly weighted and powered by a 4.0-litre dual turbo V8. A total of 557 bhp are delivered through an AG seven-speed sports transmission, allowing you to hit 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe

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  • Doors: 2 - 4
  • Engine: 0.0 - 4.0
  • Fuel: P
  • Body: Coupe
  • Drive: A
  • CO2: 216 - 284g/km

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While the Ferrari California isn’t quite as performance-led as the 488, don’t go thinking this is a sedate cruiser for gentle coastal roads.

The California's 3.9-litre V8 pushes out an impressive 552 bhp which’ll get you from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 196 mph. Not bad for a convertible!

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Ferrari California Convertible

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I know I said the R8 makes the Audi TT look like a play thing but this isn’t just any old Audi TT. Oh, no. This is the Audi TT RS.

With the TT RS, Audi’s engineers have taken an axe to the original chassis, cleaving off anything that's not essential to its performance. And they’ve complemented the new lighter profile with a redesigned five-cylinder engine engine that ups the power from 230 to 394 bhp.

Leaner and meaner, the TT RS blasts from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds — almost a full second quicker than its baby brother! Keep your foot planted to the floor and you'll get to 174 mph before the limiter kicks in.

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Audi TT RS Coupe (2016)

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  • Engine: 2.5
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  • CO2: 187 - 209g/km

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Under the bonnet of the Lotus Exige, there’s a 3.5-litre V6 engine that delivers 345 bhp through a six-speed manual gearbox. While that kind of power is impressive, it starts to really wow when you remember the Exige weighs 100kg less than a Ford Focus.

So that's 345 bhp in a chassis that weights just 1,099 kg!

With its incredible power-to-weight ratio, the Exige accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and blasts on to a top speed of 170 mph. (Unless it’s restricted, in which case you’re top out at 145 mph.)

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Lotus Exige Coupe Special Edition

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  • Engine: 3.5
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  • CO2: 235g/km

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