Cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated August 2020.

Most accurate predictor of acceleration is power to weight ratio. The more power engine can produce and the less mass it has to accelerate, the quicker the acceleration.

For low speed acceleration and acceleration from standstill, traction also plays important role. Aerodynamic drag takes over as dominating factor at high speed.

Everything in between is where power to weight ratio matters the most. Mid-range acceleration is also important for track performance.

# make & model Hp/tonne▼ Image
1. 2019 Ultima RS 1290 Photo of 2019 Ultima RS
2. 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12 1267 Photo of 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12
3. 2017 Hennessey Venom F5 1176 Photo of 2017 Hennessey Venom F5
4. 2019 Lotus Evija 1174 Photo of 2019 Lotus Evija
5. 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16 1166 Photo of 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16
6. 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie 1126 Photo of 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie
7. 2015 Ultima Evolution 1074 Photo of 2015 Ultima Evolution
8. 2019 Aspark Owl 1059 Photo of 2019 Aspark Owl
9. 2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl 1059 Photo of 2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl
10. 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT 1024 Photo of 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT
11. 2010 Fahlke Larea GT1 S10 1010 Photo of 2010 Fahlke Larea GT1 S10
12. 2007 Caparo T1 1000 Photo of 2007 Caparo T1
13. 2014 Koenigsegg One:1 1000 Photo of 2014 Koenigsegg One:1
14. 2005 Orca SC7 1000 Photo of 2005 Orca SC7
15. 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder 986 Photo of 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
16. 2016 Koenigsegg Agera Final One of 1 986 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Agera Final One of 1
17. 2010 Hennessey Venom GT 984 Photo of 2010 Hennessey Venom GT
18. 2018 Rimac C_Two 982 Photo of 2018 Rimac C_Two
19. 2013 9ff F97 A-Max 966 Photo of 2013 9ff F97 A-Max
20. 2019 Tushek TS 900H 965 Photo of 2019 Tushek TS 900H
21. 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante 962 Photo of 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante
22. 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 961 Photo of 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS
23. 2017 RAESR Tachyon Speed 934 Photo of 2017 RAESR Tachyon Speed
24. 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT 933 Photo of 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT
25. Lotec Sirius 923 Photo of Lotec Sirius
26. 2016 Koenigsegg Regera 909 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
27. Zenvo ST1 50S 908 Photo of Zenvo ST1 50S
28. 2012 9ff GTurbo 1200 896 Photo of 2012 9ff GTurbo 1200
29. 2012 Falcon F7 Twin Turbo 871 Photo of 2012 Falcon F7 Twin Turbo
30. 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8 863 Photo of 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8
31. 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8 863 Photo of 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8
32. 2010 9ff GTurbo 1200 857 Photo of 2010 9ff GTurbo 1200
33. 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR 851 Photo of 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
34. 2008 Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition 851 Photo of 2008 Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition
35. 2006 Leblanc Mirabeau 849 Photo of 2006 Leblanc Mirabeau
36. 2015 Rezvani Beast X 834 Photo of 2015 Rezvani Beast X
37. 2009 9ff GT9-R 831 Photo of 2009 9ff GT9-R
38. 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 820 Photo of 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS
39. 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ 809 Photo of 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
40. 2009 Weber Faster One F1 807 Photo of 2009 Weber Faster One F1

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 08/12/2020, last addition - Fahlke Larea GT1 S10.