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OK, so at 1692lbs and 305crank hp(268 at the wheels) I would like to compare my power to weight ratio to other cars.
That equals <5.54lbs per crank hp>. Does anyone have access to a list of comps? I'm sure it's not the best out there but I can tell you that it is danm quick..:D I really do think the scalloped brakes and Ti wheel bolts make a huge contribution(acceleration wise).


2008 Porsche Turbo Coupe(Stick/3,494lbs/480hp)<7.27lbs per crank hp>. (Tip/3,572/480hp)<7.44lbs per crank hp>

Porsche Carrera GT(3,100lbs/610hp as I recall) would be:<5.08lbs per crank hp>(this is the car that feels similar to mine in many ways so long as you keep your blindfold on)rotfl . The Carrera GT feels like a giant lightweight steamroller. Monster rubber but very light on its feet...
I have driven them at speed 6 or 7 times.(never on track though)

The driver weight penalty(@190lbs) is felt much more in the Elise than the CGT: adjusted figures: CGT 5.39lbs/hp<+.31> Elise 6.17lbs/hp <+.63>
A big difference...
 

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Chevy 2008 Suburban 4x4: 366hp 6300lbs for 17.21lbs per hp.

Smart Car 70hp 1852lbs for 26.46lbs per hp.
 

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Power-to-weight ratio
Saleen S7, : 0.254
Carrera GT: 0.198
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano: 0.166
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren: 0.164
Lamborghini Murcielago: 0.172
Morgan Aero 8: 0.13
stalker:0.173


Via e2
-15 Eagle fighter plane: 5.99 kW/kg (Max take-off weight)
Concorde 1.66 kW/kg (Max take-off weight)
Formula 1 Racing car 1.000 kW/kg
Boeing 747-400 0.695 kW/kg (Max take-off weight)
Ducati 998R super bike 0.557 kW/kg (0.4 with rider)
Ferrari F50 0.315 kW/kg
Mercedes-Benz Brabus V12 0.241 kW/kg
Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 0.238 kW/kg
Jaguar XKR Coupe 0.137 kW/kg
VW Golf (standard model) 0.063 kW/kg
Mack CX 603 truck (cab only) 0.051 kW/kg (maximum engine size)
Olympic athlete 0.031 kW/kg (estimated)
 

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Stock Rossion (450 bhp / 2500 lbs (yet to be confirmed)) = 5.55
My M12 (435 bhp / 2350 lbs) = 5.4
Tuned M400 from Turbohoses (550 bhp / 2350 lbs) = 4.27 :eek:
 

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Yes, that was me, thanks.
I'm only about 2 miles from their shop so I stop by now and then to check things out.
My M12 is doing great, and at 15K miles is almost a DD--well, at least a weekly driver :).
 

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Yes, that was me, thanks.
I'm only about 2 miles from their shop so I stop by now and then to check things out.
My M12 is doing great, and at 15K miles is almost a DD--well, at least a weekly driver :).

The Noble was one of the cars on my short list along with the Elise.

Sports/Track Cars
Elise
Noble

Grand Touring Cars
Porsche:
97-98 Turbo Coupe
89 Speedster(still may get one, was looking at them yesterday in fact.)
 
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