Lotus cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 Lotus cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated April 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. 2019 Lotus Evija 1174 Photo of 2019 Lotus Evija
2. 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven Race 469 Photo of 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven Race
3. 2017 Lotus Exige Cup 430 393 Photo of 2017 Lotus Exige Cup 430
4. 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport 366 Photo of 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport
5. Lotus Exige S1 362 Photo of Lotus Exige S1
6. Lotus Evora GTE 342 Photo of Lotus Evora GTE
7. 2013 Lotus Exige V6 Cup 340 Photo of 2013 Lotus Exige V6 Cup
8. 2017 Lotus Exige Cup 380 339 Photo of 2017 Lotus Exige Cup 380
9. 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380 338 Photo of 2016 Lotus Exige Sport 380
10. 2017 Lotus Evora GT430 Sport 334 Photo of 2017 Lotus Evora GT430 Sport
11. 1998 Lotus Elise GT1 Type 115 333 Photo of 1998 Lotus Elise GT1 Type 115
12. 2017 Lotus Evora GT430 331 Photo of 2017 Lotus Evora GT430
13. 2007 Lotus 2-Eleven 325 Photo of 2007 Lotus 2-Eleven
14. Lotus Exige S 303 Photo of Lotus Exige S
15. 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster 308 Photo of 2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster
16. 2016 Lotus Evora Sport 410 300 Photo of 2016 Lotus Evora Sport 410
17. 2015 Lotus Exige Sport 350 307 Photo of 2015 Lotus Exige Sport 350
18. 2019 Lotus Evora GT 295 Photo of 2019 Lotus Evora GT
19. 1990 Lotus Esprit X180R 290 Photo of 1990 Lotus Esprit X180R
20. 2008 Lotus Exige Cup 260 288 Photo of 2008 Lotus Exige Cup 260
21. 2016 Lotus Evora 400 278 Photo of 2016 Lotus Evora 400
22. 2009 Lotus Exige Scura Special Edition 282 Photo of 2009 Lotus Exige Scura Special Edition
23. 1964 Lotus 26R 278 Photo of 1964 Lotus 26R
24. 2010 Lotus Exige S RGB 272 Photo of 2010 Lotus Exige S RGB
25. 1999 Lotus Esprit Sport 350 260 Photo of 1999 Lotus Esprit Sport 350
26. 2000 Lotus 340R 262 Photo of 2000 Lotus 340R
27. 2016 Lotus Elise Cup 250 261 Photo of 2016 Lotus Elise Cup 250
28. 2005 Lotus Exige 240R 259 Photo of 2005 Lotus Exige 240R
29. 2010 Lotus Exige S 258 Photo of 2010 Lotus Exige S
30. 2019 Lotus Elise 258 Photo of 2019 Lotus Elise
31. 2006 Lotus Exige S Performance-Pack 255 Photo of 2006 Lotus Exige S Performance-Pack
32. 2010 Lotus Elise Sport Racer 255 Photo of 2010 Lotus Elise Sport Racer
33. 1996 Lotus Esprit V8 255 Photo of 1996 Lotus Esprit V8
34. 2009 Lotus Exige S Type 72 251 Photo of 2009 Lotus  Exige S Type 72
35. 2008 Lotus Exige S 240 251 Photo of 2008 Lotus Exige S 240
36. 2008 Lotus Elise SC Clark Type 25 251 Photo of 2008 Lotus Elise SC Clark Type 25
37. 2017 Lotus Elise Sprint 220 247 Photo of 2017 Lotus Elise Sprint 220
38. 2011 Lotus Evora S 241 Photo of 2011 Lotus Evora S
39. Lotus Elise S Club Racer 240 Photo of Lotus Elise S Club Racer
40. 2017 Lotus Elise Sport 220 237 Photo of 2017 Lotus Elise Sport 220

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 04/04/2021, last addition - Lotus Elise.