Hyundai cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 Hyundai cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated December 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. 2011 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec 225 Photo of 2011 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec
2. 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 V6 GDI 218 Photo of 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 V6 GDI
3. 2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 206 Photo of 2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6
4. 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 204 Photo of 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0
5. 2019 Hyundai Veloster N 202 Photo of 2019 Hyundai Veloster N
6. 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 194 Photo of 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8
7. 2017 Hyundai I30N Performance 186 Photo of 2017 Hyundai I30N Performance
8. 2011 Hyundai Equus 185 Photo of 2011 Hyundai Equus
9. 2017 Hyundai i30 N 176 Photo of 2017 Hyundai i30 N
10. 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo 175 Photo of 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo
11. 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 TCI 175 Photo of 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 TCI
12. 2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited 174 Photo of 2009 Hyundai Sonata Limited
13. 2021 Hyundai i20 N 169 Photo of 2021 Hyundai i20 N
14. 2008 Hyundai Genesis V6 164 Photo of 2008 Hyundai Genesis V6
15. 2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 160 Photo of 2006 Hyundai Sonata V6
16. 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 158 Photo of 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
17. 2006 Hyundai Azera 153 Photo of 2006 Hyundai Azera
18. 2020 Hyundai Elantra N Line 148 Photo of 2020 Hyundai Elantra N Line
19. 2006 Hyundai GK Tiburon GT V6 147 Photo of 2006 Hyundai GK Tiburon GT V6
20. 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 140 Photo of 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
21. 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T 137 Photo of 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
22. 2015 Hyundai i30 1.6 GDI Turbo 135 Photo of 2015 Hyundai i30 1.6 GDI Turbo
23. 2010 Hyundai Sonata SE 132 Photo of 2010 Hyundai Sonata SE
24. 2017 Hyundai Kona 1.6 T-GDI 4WD 125 Photo of 2017 Hyundai Kona 1.6 T-GDI 4WD
25. 1999 Hyundai Tiburon Turbulence 126 Photo of 1999 Hyundai Tiburon Turbulence
26. 2011 Hyundai i40 cw 2.0i 123 Photo of 2011 Hyundai i40 cw 2.0i
27. 1996 Hyundai Coupe F2 119 Photo of 1996 Hyundai Coupe F2
28. 1992 Hyundai S-Coupe GT 118 Photo of 1992 Hyundai S-Coupe GT
29. 2017 Hyundai i30 1.4 T-GDI wagon 105 Photo of 2017 Hyundai i30 1.4 T-GDI wagon
30. 2010 Hyundai ix35 2.0 CRDI 4WD 113 Photo of 2010 Hyundai ix35 2.0 CRDI 4WD
31. 2009 Hyundai i20 1.6i 110 Photo of 2009 Hyundai i20 1.6i
32. 2011 Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDi 110 Photo of 2011 Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDi
33. 1999 Hyundai Coupe 108 Photo of 1999 Hyundai Coupe
34. 2008 Hyundai Coupe 2.0 16V 105 Photo of 2008 Hyundai Coupe 2.0 16V
35. 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 4WD 105 Photo of 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 4WD
36. 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi AWD Automatic 103 Photo of 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi AWD Automatic
37. 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 99 Photo of 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4
38. 2016 Hyundai i20 blue 1.0 T-GDI 87 Photo of 2016 Hyundai i20 blue 1.0 T-GDI
39. 2013 Hyundai i10 1.2 88 Photo of 2013 Hyundai i10 1.2
40. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in-Hybrid 90 Photo of 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in-Hybrid

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 12/06/2020, last addition - Hyundai Elantra N Line.