There are cars and then, there are cars. We are referring to the latter, which are performance cars. These are not over the top expensive ones and cost under Rs. 10 lakhs. If you are looking for high performance within a budget, these are the cars that you should be considering. Let’s have a look at the fastest cars under 10 lakhs.

Fiat Abarth Punto

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The Abarth Punto from Fiat is the fastest car that you can buy under 10 lakhs. This beast pumps out 145 bhp of power and a crazy 212 Nm of torque from a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Abarth is Fiat’s tuning wing and the Punto gets its power bump under this brand. The Abarth Punto goes from 0-100 in about 8 secs and has a top speed to 190 km/h. Apart from the engine performance, the Abarth Punto is a great handling car and this aspect enhances the driving pleasure.

Price: Rs. 9.6 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

VW Polo GT TSI

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The VW Polo GT TSI is another hot hatch that has loads of fun. It comes with a 1.2-litre turbo 3 cylinder petrol engine, that churns out 103bhp of power and 175NM of torque. The high point is that it comes mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission, that makes it easy to drive in the city and also returns good fuel efficiency, on the highway. The Polo has nimble handling and good stability as well.

Price: Rs. 9.3 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Polo GT TDI

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The VW Polo GT TDI is powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that develops 108bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. This hot hatch comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and is good for those who still consider manual boxes for fun driving. The GT TDI retains all other virtues of the Polo, like good handling and a tough build.

Price: Rs. 9.3 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Ford Figo TDCi

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The Ford Figo diesel is a surprisingly quick car and it can beat may big machines, through the gears. It is powerd by a 1.5-litre turbo diesel that belts out 99 bhp of power and 215Nm of torque  It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and has possesses very good handling dynamics.

Price: Rs. 6.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Ford Figo AT

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Another Figo, but with a different engine n transmission. The Figo AT come with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that boasts of 110bhp of power and 136Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Though being slightly sluggish at the start, it is a powerful car on the move. It comes with six airbags and at under Rs. 9 lakhs, it poses at good value for money.

Price: Rs. 8.2 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Ford Aspire TDCi

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The Ford Aspire is the compact sedan version of the Figo. Just like the Figo, this too comes with a 1.5-litre turbo diesel that puts out 99 bhp of power and 215Nm of torque. The only major difference between the two cars is than the Aspire has a short boot jetting out. So if you prefer a sedan styling and need a little more boot space, the Ford Aspire is another option to the Figo.

Price: Rs. 6.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Baleno RS

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The first hot hatch from Maruti, the Baleno RS is also a sprightly performer. It comes with a 1.0 litre engine that churns out 101bhp and 150Nm of torque. Now, Baleno being a light car, delivers good performance and is also a spacious, feature loaded car.

Price: Rs. 8.4 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Fiat Linea T-Jet

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The first turbo petrol car in the affordable category was the Fiat Linea T-Jet, launched way back in 2011. This sedan comes with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol that pumps out 123bhp of power and 208Nm of torque. This is a stylish looking sedan with a tough build and excellent ride and handling. The Linea T-jet is also available at discounts, to make it an even better deal.

Price: Rs. 9.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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