BEST POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO

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You can have all the power in the world under the hood but unless its used efficiently, it may as well not be there. A car’s horsepower only tells one side of the story when it comes to a car’s speed. A better way to gauge how fast a car is to check out its power to weight ratio. Power to weight ratio is used as a measurement of a car’s performance, with the power output divided by the mass of the car to give a metric that is independent of a car’s size.

Why the need to include mass (or weight) in the calculation? Revisiting Newtonian’s Kinetic Energy Equation, Ek=½mv2, by reducing the mass, less energy is needed for a car to move at the same speed. Hence it is important to take into account the horsepower along with the weight when measuring a vehicle’s performance.

In short, cars with lower horsepower may not necessarily be slower than cars with higher horsepower. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of cars with the highest power to weight ratio in their respective price range.

 


Below RM100,000

Position Year Model Price (RM) Horsepower Weight (Tonne) Power to Weight Ratio (HP/Tonne)
1 2013 SUZUKI SWIFT SPORT    97,788 134.10 1.07 125.33
2 2015 HONDA HR-V S    95,729 140.81 1.24 113.65
3 2014 HONDA JAZZ S    69,566 118.01 1.07 110.60
4 2012 PROTON INSPIRA EXECUTIVE CVT    82,062 147.51 1.34 110.50
5 2014 HONDA CITY S    71,743 118.01 1.08 109.78
6 2015 PERODUA MYVI SE FACELIFT    48,620 101.92 0.95 107.28
7 2015 PEUGEOT 208 S    83,964 118.01 1.11 106.80
8 2015 MAZDA 2    85,470 112.65 1.06 106.67
9 2011 NISSAN LATIO SPORT CLASSIC/COMFORT MC    96,263 124.72 1.18 105.51
10 2013 PROTON PREVE LE    76,944 138.13 1.34 103.08

2013 SUZUKI SWIFT SPORT

Priced just below RM100k, the Suzuki Swift Sport takes the top spot with a power to weight ratio of 125.33 HP for every Tonne.

Suzuki Swift Sport

 

 

Between RM100,00 to RM200,000

Position Year Model Price (RM) Horsepower Weight (Tonne) Power to Weight Ratio (HP/Tonne)
1 2014 RENAULT MEGANE RS 265 FACELIFT  197,888 261.50 1.37 190.32
2 2013 PEUGEOT 208 GTi  135,641 197.13 1.16 169.94
3 2013 RENAULT CLIO RS 200 EDC  166,888 197.13 1.22 161.85
4 2013 VOLVO V40 T4  175,888 241.38 1.51 159.54
5 2014 FORD FIESTA ST  145,112 179.70 1.16 154.51
6 2012 FORD MONDEO ECOBOOST  187,739 236.02 1.57 150.43
7 2011 VOLKSWAGEN POLO GTi TSI  154,888 177.01 1.27 139.49
8 2015 HYUNDAI VELOSTER TURBO FACELIFT  148,119 186.40 1.36 136.76
9 2015 MAZDA 6  MY2013 FACELIFT  194,647 187.74 1.44 130.02
10 2012 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA TB MULTIAIR  178,888 167.63 1.29 129.94

2014 RENAULT MEGANE RS265

The Renault Megane tops the list leaving the competition trailing behind its 2000cc Turbo MPFI engine that produces a whopping 262 horsepower.

Renault Megane RS265

 

 

Between RM200,00 to RM300,000

Position Year Model Price (RM) Horsepower Weight (Tonne) Power to Weight Ratio (HP/Tonne)
1 2008 LOTUS EUROPA S BASE SPEC  298,700 197.13 1.00 198.12
2 2014 SUBARU WRX STi  267,120 296.37 1.52 195.49
3 2014 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R MK7  251,888 276.25 1.50 184.78
4 2012 FORD FOCUS ST C346  202,349 249.43 1.36 183.14
5 2015 MINI COOPER JCW HATCH F56  288,888 227.97 1.30 176.04
6 2012 VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO R  289,888 252.11 1.44 175.20
7 2012 ALFA ROMEO 159 V6 Ti  298,888 256.14 1.49 171.90
8 2013 BMW 3 28i LUXURY (CKD) F30  293,800 241.38 1.53 157.77
9 2014 INFINITI Q 50 S (HYBRID)  246,759 293.68 1.87 157.13
10 2015 VOLVO S60 T5 FACELIFT  268,888 237.36 1.53 155.34

2008 LOTUS EUROPA S

Generating a mere 197 horsepower, the Lotus Europa S comes in first place by having a low kerb weight of only 995 kg.

Lotus Europa S

 

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Metalhead
3 years 4 months ago

Suzuki Swift FTW!

petrolmanic
3 years 3 months ago

hwah, preve also can make it in the list.

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