John Stimson said:A mid-engined car will have a lot less drivetrain loss than a front-engined (rear wheel drive) car. I would estimate about half.
I would guess that the Elise would put closer to 170-175HP to the wheels if it has 190HP at the flywheel.
LarryB said:That type of loss is typical for the MkII MR2. So mid-engine in of itself doesn't mean low loss. Alex, welcome to the lighter side, I'm turbo2 on the MR2 board.
LarryB said:Alex, yeah, typically the '2 is dyno in 4th gear. Am in Sunnyvale, been waiting on the Elise since Feb, #11or so at Silicon Valley Bently (Los Gatos). Are you still in the info gather stage?