What's your lbs/hp ratio?

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  1. z1ggy

    z1ggy Diamond Member

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    gsxr-600, about 4:1 and probably about 6:1 with me on it with a full tank of gas in her.
     
  2. _Rick_

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    My Swift is around 17:1 ;)
    100kW on 1040kg, so around 135 hp on 2250 lbs.

    The Sport is quite...entertaining :)
     
  3. Perknose

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    ^^^ Historically called power to weight ratio, mine, whatever it might be, would surely suck.

    Therefore, I prefer to use another, less mainstream yardstick . . . valve stem cap to radiator hose size ratio. Despite what you may have heard, in all things, size matters. My ratio rules, bitches!
     
  4. Zivic

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    based on dynos (whp)

    evo is ~6.1:1

    Z is ~6.6:1
     
  5. Gillbot

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    I have yet to see any super car numbers in here anyway. But FWIW, mine is my Camaro.
     
  6. Ferzerp

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    Which is a huge misnomer in the US because it is usually referenced here as the reciprocal and what I've asked for.

    I agree power to weight provides for easier differentiation at the high end, but, like mileage, I just went with the convention for where I live.
     
  7. JulesMaximus

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    I have, it is a Lotus Elise. But it is too impractical as a daily driver. I drive 60 miles a day commuting and I have a kid so I need a practical car.
     
  8. Sunny129

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    8:1 (3450lbs, 430WHP, 1994 MKIV Supra)
    ~6.9:1 if i base it off of estimated flywheel HP...

    either that, or some of them have extremely light vehicles...though most are probably a combination of light weight and decent power.

    are you kidding me? some of the weight-to-power ratios being posted eclipse that of most supercars LOL. supercars just aren't all that "super" (in the power-to-weight department anyways) when compared to some of the highly modified owned by forum members...exdeath's Cobra is a perfect example.
     
  9. jlee

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    3.7:1? 4.6:1?
     
  10. Ferzerp

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    MP4-12C is 5 lbs/bhp for reference.
    Aventador is 5.5 lbs/bhp

    I don't see how you can say things less aren't "super car numbers"
     
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    Roughly 16.5:1

    ~3300 lbs and 200 HP
     
  12. SyndromeOCZ

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    Just estimating by adding up my mods and seeing trucks with the same mods on the dyno.

    19.2:1 in lbs/hp
    8:1 in lbs/ft-lb

    Not bad for a 8000lb truck.
     
  13. Insomniator

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    14.7:1

    Cooper S 2513lbs/170hp
     
  14. Gillbot

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    Depends on your POV. I was thinking more along the lines of 1:1 because I know many cars local to me that are less then even 1:1. :whiste:

    Personally, I don't think mine is anywhere near super car territory, and if you believe yours is then more power to you. It's just a stupid number anyway. The more important part is, does it make YOU happy. If yes, who cares about the rest.
     
  15. TakeNoPrisoners

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    About 11.7:1 but I am selling that car anyways so it really doesn't matter.

    The other vehicle I drive is so slow it isn't worth mentioning.
     
  16. Ferzerp

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    The confusion comes in when you're talking about stock vs. modified for a drag strip, etc.

    Making obscene amounts of power isn't overly difficult, but making obscene power and having a car that appeals to enough people to drive that you can make money doing so *is* however. Making oodles of power with a full warranty is something else too.

    5 lbs/hp stock is firmly supercar territory (assuming the rest of the vehicle is balanced with the engine). Even the Veyron SS is only something like 3.5 lbs/hp.
     
  17. jlee

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    Neither of the numbers I posted were my cars. Find me ONE "supercar" that has a 1:1 power to weight ratio. Usable street cars, mind you -- not a 2000whp drag car that lives on a trailer.
     
  18. JCH13

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    F1 cars are ~1-2lbs/hp depending on the year you look at. That is the benchmark of "insane" in my book, well beyond "super car"
     
  19. dbk

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    almost 21.9 to 1

    Honda Fit 07 2390lbs to 109hp
     
  20. Zivic

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    I owned a fit. I think they dyno out at about 80 whp...

    so more realistically 29.875 : 1
     
  21. mmntech

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    21:1 on the old battle wagon, seventh gen Civic.
     
  22. Gillbot

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    Since everyone keeps overlooking the obvious, I'll state it again....

    All of these numbers that everyone tosses around are pointless in the ultimate scheme of things. For me, who cares if a car can make 1:1 if it can't get me to work? Well, the guy who built it obviously cares hence that's why he built it. All of these threads are just an e-peen contest and those who get worked up about it must be lacking in e-peen.

    If it makes anyone feel better, my truck that I drive daily is 13:1 or somewhere in that range.
     
  23. Ferzerp

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    I didn't want it to be taken as such (part of the reason why I didn't participate). If that's all it is, I can request it to be locked up.
     
  24. Gillbot

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    Nah, if everyone gets bent out of shape over it, IMHO it's their issue. Personally, I don't care if the ratio is .1:1 or 100:1. If the vehicle suits your needs and you are happy with it, the rest doesn't matter.

    One of my favorite cars of all time was my Ford Festiva. It was like 4 different colors, barely ran and the clutch was basically shot. However, having paid $100 for it, I was fearless when driving it because if it broke I didn't care. I NEVER had more fun in a car than I did in that one. It was the biggest dog when it came to power though because it had like 300k or something on the clock but holding it at redline, dumping the clutch at a red light and getting tire beside a 'Vette was priceless. They would look at me like I was insane because i'd be winding it out as hard as I could and they'd be idling away still outpacing me. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  25. OILFIELDTRASH

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    Exactly why I love my two different color foxbody mustang. Cost was very low, fun as hell, and it gets washed when it rains. To me that is what a toy should be. Fun with minimal worries and stress. Don't lose one bit of sleep with the amount of money invested.