Renault cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 Renault cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated March 2019.

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. 2014 Renault R.S. 01 480 Photo of 2014 Renault R.S. 01
2. 1983 Renault 5 Turbo limited edition Tour de Corse 239 Photo of 1983 Renault 5 Turbo limited edition Tour de Corse
3. 1970 Renault Alpine A110 1600S 192 Photo of 1970 Renault Alpine A110 1600S
4. 2015 Renault Megane RS 275 Cup S 204 Photo of 2015 Renault Megane RS 275 Cup S
5. Renault Torino ZX Coupe 203 Photo of Renault Torino ZX Coupe
6. 2007 Renault Clio RS III Coupe 192 Photo of 2007 Renault Clio RS III Coupe
7. 2013 Renault Megane Coupe TCe 265 RS 192 Photo of 2013 Renault Megane Coupe TCe 265 RS
8. 2010 Renault Megane RS Clubsport 189 Photo of 2010 Renault Megane RS Clubsport
9. 2011 Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy 186 Photo of 2011 Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy
10. 2015 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy 174 Photo of 2015 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy
11. 2018 Renault Megane RS 185 Photo of 2018 Renault Megane RS
12. 2008 Renault Megane R26.R 181 Photo of 2008 Renault Megane R26.R
13. 2009 Renault Megane RS 178 Photo of 2009 Renault Megane RS
14. 1991 Renault Alpine A610 Turbo 176 Photo of 1991 Renault Alpine A610 Turbo
15. 2003 Renault Clio V6 174 Photo of 2003 Renault Clio V6
16. Renault Clio 172 Cup 173 Photo of Renault Clio 172 Cup
17. 2003 Renault Clio II RS Ragnotti 168 Photo of 2003 Renault Clio II RS Ragnotti
18. 2004 Renault Clio 182 Cup 168 Photo of 2004 Renault Clio 182 Cup
19. 2007 Renault Megane Sport F1-Team R26 166 Photo of 2007 Renault Megane Sport F1-Team R26
20. 2005 Renault Clio 182 Trophy 165 Photo of 2005 Renault Clio 182 Trophy
21. 2005 Renault Clio 182 165 Photo of 2005 Renault Clio 182
22. 2015 Renault Megane GT 220 Coupe 164 Photo of 2015 Renault Megane GT 220 Coupe
23. 2001 Renault Clio V6 164 Photo of 2001 Renault Clio V6
24. 1985 Renault Alpine GTA Turbo 167 Photo of 1985 Renault Alpine GTA Turbo
25. 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Phase II 161 Photo of 1982 Renault 5 Turbo Phase II
26. 2000 Renault Clio 172 Phase 1 162 Photo of 2000 Renault Clio 172 Phase 1
27. 2009 Renault Clio RS III Luxe 161 Photo of 2009 Renault Clio RS III Luxe
28. 1996 Renault Sport Spider 161 Photo of 1996 Renault Sport Spider
29. 2005 Renault Megane Sport Trophy 161 Photo of 2005 Renault Megane Sport Trophy
30. Renault Clio Sport 2.0 16V 161 Photo of Renault Clio Sport 2.0 16V
31. 2012 Renault Clio RS sportauto-Edition 160 Photo of 2012 Renault Clio RS sportauto-Edition
32. 2009 Renault Clio RS III Cup 157 Photo of 2009 Renault Clio RS III Cup
33. 2007 Renault Clio III RS WRS Edition 159 Photo of 2007 Renault Clio III RS WRS Edition
34. 2007 Renault Clio 197 Cup 159 Photo of 2007 Renault Clio 197 Cup
35. 2002 Renault Megane RS Sport 158 Photo of 2002 Renault Megane RS Sport
36. 2004 Renault Clio Sport 2.0 16V 158 Photo of 2004 Renault Clio Sport 2.0 16V
37. 2001 Renault Clio Sport phase II 172 158 Photo of 2001 Renault Clio Sport phase II 172
38. 2009 Renault Clio III Sport 157 Photo of 2009 Renault Clio III Sport
39. 2006 Renault Clio 197 156 Photo of 2006 Renault Clio 197
40. 1995 Renault Safrane Biturbo 156 Photo of 1995 Renault Safrane Biturbo

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 03/08/2019, last addition - Renault R.S. 01.