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I found this on the Boxster Board* At 2,000 lbs and with 190hp, the Elise should come in at 10.5. That puts the Elise in the same category as the M3 and STi.

Now, I don't know if this chart is using crank hp or includes driver's weight.





*http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/986/main.pl?read=787876
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remember that power to weight only makes a difference on acceleration. the low weight helps in every other area also. For example, everything else being equal, 300hp and 3000lbs should accelerate similar to 200hp moving 2000lbs, but the 2000lb car will stop and handle much better.

-Steve
 

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My Caterham 7: 1240 pounds, 175 HP,,, 7 lb/hp that's GT3/ Z06 kind of fun! Oh wiat I forgot about my fat behind, so that makes it 1440 pounds and 175 HP, hey it's still 8 lbs/hp. I going to stop messing around and drop a 200 HP lump in it!
 

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cool! thanks for the chart! hopefully I can get my Elise to a ratio of 8 or so.
 

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Forget 8lbs/hp I'm shooting for 6. I think I can shave 80lbs from the Elise without getting rid of the A.C. Slap in that Exige supercharger Lotus is working on to boost the HP close to 300 and there you have it 1875lbs/300HP=6.25. Now your talking.
 

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My kart...

210 pounds, 42hp. 5 pounds/hp. :) (no, not including the driver in that equation).

0-60 in about 3.5 seconds.
 

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Randy Chase said:
My kart...

210 pounds, 42hp. 5 pounds/hp. 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds.
I had to laugh when a person said, "the Elise is just a go cart with a plastic body" and intended that comment as an insult.
 

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Nitrous

I am seriously thinking about Nitrous. The new kits are so well controlled that it is a real option for the street, totally useless for the track. Anybody know what the Toyota motor is capable of handling?
 

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