You Would love to see these the 10 most ridiculously power-to-weight ratio American sports cars, it includes the from old to the new ones.
The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette debuted as a mid-engined marvel, nearly like a supercar at sports car prices. Because of a better-breathing exhaust, the Z51 package produces a strong 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft torque.
Enough to propel the Corvette from zero to sixty miles per hour in under three seconds. This all-American sports vehicle weighs 3,467 pounds, giving it a good power-to-weight ratio of 0.14 horsepower per pound. Who needs an exotic sports car when you have stats like these?
2019 Cadillac CTS-V Sports Sedan: 0.15 HP/LB
The Cadillac CTS-V is essentially a high-performance version of the CTS, and it’s unbelievably fast despite its larger-than-life presence. It is powered by a Corvette 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 640 horsepower. It may appear to be a family sedan, yet it can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 3.6 seconds.
Consider it a super sedan with a top speed of 200 mph. It’s a big automobile, weighing 4,141 pounds, but its strong engine provides a good power-to-weight ratio of 0.15 horsepower per pound.
2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: 0.18 HP/LB
With the GT350’s production ending, the Ford Mustang GT500 is the sole car left to carry on the Cobra Snake’s history. The Predator engine, a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 with 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft torque, is included in the 2021 Mustang GT500.
It’s the most powerful factory-built Mustang ever, and despite its 4,171-pound curb weight, it’s as agile as a lightweight sports car. The reason for this is the 0.18 hp/lb power-to-weight ratio, which also makes it one of the most costly Mustangs ever.
2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: 0.18 HP/LB
The Challenger may have started out as a muscle car, but it’s now classified as a sports car, with the label “muscle” being outdated. The 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat isn’t cheap, but why should it be with a 6.2-liter V8 Supercharged HO engine that produces 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque?
Since its introduction in 2008, the Challenger has been in the same generation for a solid 14 years. Because of its 0.18 hp/lb power-to-weight ratio, the automobile feels much lighter than its 4,451 lbs.
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid: 0.21 HP/LB
Musk’s favorite film, Mel Brooks’s Spaceballs, is honored with the Tesla Model S Plaid. It is Tesla’s highest-performance automobile to date, and it can easily rival, if not outrun, today’s supercars. Despite avoiding gas in favor of electricity.
The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid manages to produce 1,020 horsepower with one engine for each wheel. With a weight of 4,766 pounds, this car has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.21 hp/lbs and can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in under 1.99 seconds.
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 ‘Super Snake’: 0.35 HP/LB
Instead of boosting the power, you can sometimes reduce the weight of an automobile to raise the power-to-weight ratio, as the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 ‘Super Snake’ did.
While it had no creature amenities due to its stripped-down 2,282-pound weight, its 7.0-liter twin-supercharged V8 screamed 800 horsepower. With a power-to-weight ratio of 0.35 hp/lb, it was far too powerful.
2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT: 0.43 HP/LB
Although Jerod Shelby has no relation to Carroll Shelby, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT comes from another Shelby. Despite scant support, the 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero claimed to be faster than a Bugatti Veyron with a 1,183 horsepower 6.3-liter twin-turbo V8.
It had more horsepower and weighed 2,749 pounds less than the Veyron. It has a theoretical top speed of 273 MPH and a bizarre power-to-weight ratio of 0.43 hp/lb. Clearly, large things may come from little businesses as well.
2017 Saleen S7 Le Mans: 0.46 HP/LB
The Saleen S7 is a Californian supercar that is all-American and as sporty as super as it gets. The Saleen S7 Le Mans Edition was introduced in 2017 with a gigantic 7.0-liter V8 engine that produced 1,300 horsepower.
The car’s power-to-weight ratio was kept to a phenomenal 0.46 hp/lb thanks to a steel-space chassis frame and lightweight body panels, and if that’s not awesome, we don’t know what is. Will Saleen be able to put up better numbers? We’ll have to wait and see.
2021 Hennessey Venom F5: 0.61 HP/LB
Hennessey has progressed from being a car tuner to a full-fledged automobile manufacturer, producing supercars. The Venom F5 is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged pushrod V8 that produces 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque.
With a weight of 2,998 lbs, the Venom F5 has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.61 hp/lbs, which means it performs exceptionally well. The Venom F5 is a true supercar with exhilarating performance and a hefty price tag.
2020 SSC Tuatara: 0.64 HP/LB
With the Aero TT already having a spot on the list, the SSC Tuatara now takes the top spot. The car was designed by Jason Castriota of Pininfarina and employed carbon-fiber skin to attain a weight of only 2,750 pounds.
The engine is a twin-turbo 5.9-liter V8 that produces 1,750 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of torque while weighing only 498 pounds. The car’s power-to-weight ratio is a whopping 0.64 hp/lb, and top speeds are mind-boggling 300 MPH. Is there anything else we can say?