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Unread 11-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default Affordable cars with best power to weight ratio

I've been Googling around as I'm curious which cars the common man can buy used that has the best power to weight ratio.

I came across this list which seems to have a decent amount of cars, a 350z, S2000, and RSX Type S being among them at 11ish, 11.7, and 13.8 respectively.

What are some others out there that you can think of?
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Nissan 240SX with an SR swap. I don't need to calculate any figures on that to tell you that it has a better hp/lb ratio than many other cars. Also, don't forget the Lotus Elise SC either.
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To my knowledge no production car has touched the Ariel Atom as far as power to weight.
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The V8 powered Atom is only bested by some of the more serious race-ready sportbikes.

Next step down for cars from the Atom would be something like the Hennessey Venom GT, then the standard Honda I4 powered Atom, then the EcoTec powered Atom, various Koenigsegg models, etc.

Though none of these are readily affordable (Under 25K?) by the general consensus.
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