You don’t have to be dripping with money to have fun at a fast pace on the roads – there are plenty of cars available for less than £30,000 offering plenty of thrills.

We’ve scanned the spec sheets to find 20 of the swiftest cars and there’s an eclectic mix of coupes, hatchbacks, saloons and blisteringly fast lightweight sports cars.

Most are capable of reaching 60mph from standstill in around six seconds, but some are signficantly faster.

So, in no particular order, buckle up and get set for some of the fastest-accelerating cars for £30k or less…

 

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