Mazda cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 Mazda 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. 2001 Mazda RX-7 217 Photo of 2001 Mazda RX-7
2. 1993 Mazda RX-7 196 Photo of 1993 Mazda RX-7
3. Mazda RX-8 188 Photo of Mazda RX-8
4. 2018 Mazda MX-5 2.0 171 Photo of 2018 Mazda MX-5 2.0
5. 2009 Mazda 3 MPS 176 Photo of 2009 Mazda 3 MPS
6. 2006 Mazda 3 MPS 172 Photo of 2006 Mazda 3 MPS
7. 1992 Mazda 323 GTR 168 Photo of 1992 Mazda 323 GTR
8. 1990 Mazda Eunos Cosmo 20B CCS 171 Photo of 1990 Mazda Eunos Cosmo 20B CCS
9. 2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6 166 Photo of 2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed 6
10. 2009 Mazda RX-8 164 Photo of 2009 Mazda RX-8
11. 2002 Mazda RX-8 164 Photo of 2002 Mazda RX-8
12. Mazda RX-8 Challenge 160 Photo of Mazda RX-8 Challenge
13. 2005 Mazda MX-5 Mazdaspeed 159 Photo of 2005 Mazda MX-5 Mazdaspeed
14. 2006 Mazda 6 MPS 159 Photo of 2006 Mazda 6 MPS
15. 1983 Mazda RX-7 Turbo SE Limited 157 Photo of 1983 Mazda RX-7 Turbo SE Limited
16. 1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 153 Photo of 1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo
17. 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata BBR Turbo 152 Photo of 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata BBR Turbo
18. 1992 Mazda 323 GT-R 149 Photo of 1992 Mazda 323 GT-R
19. 2015 Mazda MX-5 2.0 146 Photo of 2015 Mazda MX-5 2.0
20. 2001 Mazda MX-5 1.8 143 Photo of 2001 Mazda MX-5 1.8
21. 1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II 141 Photo of 1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II
22. 1993 Mazda Lantis 139 Photo of 1993 Mazda Lantis
23. 2005 Mazda RX-8 138 Photo of 2005 Mazda RX-8
24. 2005 Mazda MX-5 2.0 138 Photo of 2005 Mazda MX-5 2.0
25. 1991 Mazda Familia-323 GTX 137 Photo of 1991 Mazda Familia-323 GTX
26. 2009 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring 136 Photo of 2009 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring
27. 2006 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Roadster Coupe 134 Photo of 2006 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Roadster Coupe
28. 2002 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege 133 Photo of 2002 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege
29. 2012 Mazda 6 2.5 SkyActiv-G 132 Photo of 2012 Mazda 6 2.5 SkyActiv-G
30. Mazda CX-9 132 Photo of Mazda CX-9
31. 1993 Mazda MX 6 132 Photo of 1993 Mazda MX 6
32. 1998 Mazda MX-5 131 Photo of 1998 Mazda MX-5
33. 1979 Mazda RX-7 Savanna SE Limited 127 Photo of 1979 Mazda RX-7 Savanna SE Limited
34. 1992 Mazda 626 2,5i V6 GE 126 Photo of 1992 Mazda 626 2,5i V6 GE
35. 1996 Mazda MX-5 1.8 125 Photo of 1996 Mazda MX-5 1.8
36. 2009 Mazda 3 2.2 CD 123 Photo of 2009 Mazda 3 2.2 CD
37. 2012 Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-D 175 i-ELOOP 116 Photo of 2012 Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-D 175 i-ELOOP
38. 1990 Mazda MX-5 1.6 118 Photo of 1990 Mazda MX-5 1.6
39. 1987 Mazda RX-7 119 Photo of 1987 Mazda RX-7
40. 2010 Mazda 3 s 5-door Sport 121 Photo of 2010 Mazda 3 s 5-door Sport

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 10/12/2020, last addition - Mazda 6 SKYACTIV-D 175 i-ELOOP.