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Audi Quattro

Audi Quattro

Paddy only drove the Quattro for a short time - Paddy had a lot of problems and much more fun. The power and handling of the Quattro was phenomenal. Sadly the car had an accident a few years ago and was badly repaired. So Paddy had to sell the car with a tear in his eye.

Model: Audi Quattro B2 (85) (Ur-Quattro)
Engine: Petrol, 2.1 L I5 SOHC 10v, 200 PS (147 kW), 285 Nm
Tags: | Audi | Rally | Classic car | Coppa d'Europa |

Audi S3 ‐ «Red Baron»

Audi S3 ‐ «Red Baron»

The Audi S3 is the newest member of Team Paddy Murphy. He is nicknamed after Manfred von Richthofen, a german fighter pilot during First World War and a flying ace. The S3 is a four wheel drive and the difference in driving enjoyment between the Scirocco and the S3 is staggering. Because of his young age, Team Paddy Murphy can't use this car in classic car rally. However, Paddy has doubts: Will all the electronics last thirty years or more?

Model: Audi S3 Typ 8V
Engine: Petrol, TFSI 2.0 L (1984 cc) I4, 300 PS (221 kW), 380 Nm
Tags: | Audi | S3 | Audi S3 | Red Baron | Season 2015 | Romania | Transfăgărăşan |


Ford Capri ‐ «Henry»

Ford Capri ‐ «Henry»

Henry joined Team Paddy Murphy in August 2014. Henry was named after Henry Joy McCracken, an Irish industrialist and a founding member of the Society of the United Irishmen. The first time Paddy drove the Capri in a race, he emerged victorious as the winner of the Strade del Vino 2015 rally. Henry is now the official vintage car of Team Paddy Murphy and will be for the next years.

Model: Ford Capri MK III 2.3 S
Engine: Petrol, 2.3 L (2294 cc), 114 PS (84 kW), 176 Nm
Tags: | Ford | Capri | Ford Capri | Henry | Strade del Vino 2015 | Rally | Classic car | Coppa d'Europa | Netherlands | Belgium | Germany | Czech Republic |

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

Paddy was allowed to drive this Alfa at the rally Strade del Vino in 2014. After that four days he fell in love with that car, the engine sounded just like angels singing in heaven to Paddy's ears. Needless to say the Italian car had his breakdown a week before the rally ‐ during the rally it was totally reliable. The Alfa was the chariot that led Paddy to his first victory at the Strade del Vino 2014!

Model: Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider
Engine: Petrol, 2.6 L (2584 cc), 145 bhp (108 kW), 280 Nm
Tags: | Alfa | Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider | Strade del Vino 2014 | Rally |


VW Scirocco

VW Scirocco

Paddy owned a VW Scirocco for around four years. He had a lot of fun with that car as you can see in Season 02 (Driving Swiss roads). The Scirocco has a front engine and that's quite unusual for a sports car ‐ in some situations the engine has too much power for the Scirocco's suspension.

Model: VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI, Third generation
Engine: Petrol, 2 L (1984 cc) I4 turbo, 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp), 280 Nm
Tags: | VW Scirocco | Season 02 | Switzerland | Driving Swiss roads |

Renault Clio ‐ «Clitoris»

Renault Clio ‐ «Clitoris»

Paddy «Chef» Murphy calls this car Renault Clitoris, because he thinks that it is a pussy wagon (and he is right). Paddy drove a Clitoris twice (technically, more like three times) and every time he plunged into disaster. But it's a rental car, therefore it is one of the best cars in automotive history past, present and future.

Model: Renault Clio, Third generation
Engine: Petrol, 1.2 L (1149 cc), 76 PS (56 kW; 75 hp)
Tags: | Renault Clio | Ireland | Season 01 | Driving Irish roads |


Mazda 3

Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 is one of the best cars in the world as it is a rental car. According to the people renting them out, they are the best cars in automotive history, past, present and future. Additionally it's one (of many) cars that survived a journey with Team Paddy Murphy and reached its destination in mint condition. The Mazda is a reasonably priced car, it was okay to drive, however a engine with more power could not hurt.

Model: Mazda 3, Second generation
Engine: Diesel, 1.6 L (1,598 cc), 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp), 145 Nm
Tags: | Mazda 3 | Ireland | Season 03 | Driving Irish roads |


Paddy Murphy

Team Paddy Murphy

The thing about Irish roads is that you'll never know what comes next after a hill or a bend. Just close your eyes, come and rely on the luck o' the Irish.Paddy Murphy, 2012