Ford cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 Ford cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated October 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. 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution 492 Photo of 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution
2. 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution 492 Photo of 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution
3. 1965 Ford GT40 485 Photo of 1965 Ford GT40
4. 2020 Ford Mustang R-SPEC 399 Photo of 2020 Ford Mustang R-SPEC
5. 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 406 Photo of 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
6. 2013 Ford Shelby GT350 380 Photo of 2013 Ford Shelby GT350
7. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 371 Photo of 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
8. 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Sport 355 Photo of 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Sport
9. 2004 Ford GT 353 Photo of 2004 Ford GT
10. 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S 335 Photo of 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-S
11. 1969 Ford GT40 330 Photo of 1969 Ford GT40
12. 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 321 Photo of 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
13. 1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 429 Special 310 Photo of 1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 429 Special
14. 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Conv. 307 Photo of 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Conv.
15. 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 305 Photo of 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
16. 1984 Ford RS200 S 292 Photo of 1984 Ford RS200 S
17. 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R Code 283 Photo of 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R Code
18. 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 281 Photo of 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
19. 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Lightweight 278 Photo of 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 Lightweight
20. 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt 276 Photo of 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
21. 1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 Special 274 Photo of 1969 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 Special
22. 2017 Ford Mustang GT 263 Photo of 2017 Ford Mustang GT
23. 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 273 Photo of 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
24. 1968 Ford Mustang GT 428 CJ Supercharged 271 Photo of 1968 Ford Mustang GT 428 CJ Supercharged
25. 2011 Ford Mustang Boss 302 269 Photo of 2011 Ford Mustang Boss 302
26. 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 LS 265 Photo of 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 LS
27. 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt 259 Photo of 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt
28. 2010 Ford Mustang Roush 427R 260 Photo of 2010 Ford Mustang Roush 427R
29. 1990 Ford Shogun 260 Photo of 1990 Ford Shogun
30. 2015 Ford Mustang V8 GT 259 Photo of 2015 Ford Mustang V8 GT
31. 2011 Ford Mustang RTR 257 Photo of 2011 Ford Mustang RTR
32. 2014 Ford Mustang GT 256 Photo of 2014 Ford Mustang GT
33. 2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 256 Photo of 2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
34. 1968 Ford Mustang GT 427 256 Photo of 1968 Ford Mustang GT 427
35. 2015 Ford Mustang GT 255 Photo of 2015 Ford Mustang GT
36. 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra Special 254 Photo of 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra Special
37. 1970 Ford Falcon 429 CJ Ram Air 251 Photo of 1970 Ford Falcon 429 CJ Ram Air
38. 1971 Ford XY GTHO PHASE 3 251 Photo of 1971 Ford XY GTHO PHASE 3
39. 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 250 Photo of 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
40. 1963 Ford Galaxie Lighweight 427 250 Photo of 1963 Ford Galaxie Lighweight 427

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 10/24/2020, last addition - Ford Mustang R-SPEC.