Cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated December 2021.

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. 1900 Lohner-Porsche Semper Vivus 14000 Photo of 1900 Lohner-Porsche Semper Vivus
2. 2009 Keating TKR 1759 Photo of 2009 Keating TKR
3. 2022 Estrema Fulminea 1341 Photo of 2022 Estrema Fulminea
4. 2017 Hennessey Venom F5 1336 Photo of 2017 Hennessey Venom F5
5. 2019 Ultima RS 1290 Photo of 2019 Ultima RS
6. 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12 1267 Photo of 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12
7. 2019 Lotus Evija 1174 Photo of 2019 Lotus Evija
8. 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16 1166 Photo of 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16
9. 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie 1126 Photo of 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie
10. 2019 Bugatti Bugatti Bolide Production 1103 Photo of 2019 Bugatti Bugatti Bolide Production
11. 2015 Ultima Evolution 1074 Photo of 2015 Ultima Evolution
12. 2019 Aspark Owl 1059 Photo of 2019 Aspark Owl
13. 2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl 1059 Photo of 2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl
14. 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT 1024 Photo of 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT
15. 2010 Fahlke Larea GT1 S10 1010 Photo of 2010 Fahlke Larea GT1 S10
16. 2007 Caparo T1 1000 Photo of 2007 Caparo T1
17. 2014 Koenigsegg One:1 1000 Photo of 2014 Koenigsegg One:1
18. 2005 Orca SC7 1000 Photo of 2005 Orca SC7
19. 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder 986 Photo of 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
20. 2016 Koenigsegg Agera Final One of 1 986 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Agera Final One of 1
21. 2010 Hennessey Venom GT 984 Photo of 2010 Hennessey Venom GT
22. 2013 9ff F97 A-Max 966 Photo of 2013 9ff F97 A-Max
23. 2019 Tushek TS 900H 965 Photo of 2019 Tushek TS 900H
24. 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante 962 Photo of 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante
25. 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 961 Photo of 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS
26. 2017 RAESR Tachyon Speed 934 Photo of 2017 RAESR Tachyon Speed
27. 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT 933 Photo of 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT
28. Lotec Sirius 923 Photo of Lotec Sirius
29. 2016 Koenigsegg Regera 909 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
30. Zenvo ST1 50S 908 Photo of Zenvo ST1 50S
31. 2012 9ff GTurbo 1200 896 Photo of 2012 9ff GTurbo 1200
32. 2018 Rimac Nevera 890 Photo of 2018 Rimac Nevera
33. 2012 Falcon F7 Twin Turbo 871 Photo of 2012 Falcon F7 Twin Turbo
34. 2022 Elation Freedom 865 Photo of 2022 Elation Freedom
35. 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8 863 Photo of 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8
36. 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8 863 Photo of 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8
37. 2010 9ff GTurbo 1200 857 Photo of 2010 9ff GTurbo 1200
38. 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR 851 Photo of 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
39. 2008 Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition 851 Photo of 2008 Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition
40. 2006 Leblanc Mirabeau 849 Photo of 2006 Leblanc Mirabeau

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 12/16/2021, last addition - Keating TKR.