Seat cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 Seat 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. 2017 Seat Leon Cupra R 216 Photo of 2017 Seat Leon Cupra R
2. 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280 204 Photo of 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280
3. 2016 Seat Leon Cupra 290 203 Photo of 2016 Seat Leon Cupra 290
4. 2008 Seat Leon Copa Edition 196 Photo of 2008 Seat Leon Copa Edition
5. 2009 Seat Leon Cupra R 185 Photo of 2009 Seat Leon Cupra R
6. 2003 Seat Leon 1.8 T 20V CupraR 177 Photo of 2003 Seat Leon 1.8 T 20V CupraR
7. 2003 Seat Leon Cupra R 168 Photo of 2003 Seat Leon Cupra R
8. 2009 Seat Leon Cupra 167 Photo of 2009 Seat Leon Cupra
9. 2006 Seat Leon Cupra 167 Photo of 2006 Seat Leon Cupra
10. 2000 Seat Ibiza Cupra R 1.8 159 Photo of 2000 Seat Ibiza Cupra R  1.8
11. 2009 Seat Ibiza Bocanegra 151 Photo of 2009 Seat Ibiza Bocanegra
12. 2006 Seat Ibiza Cupra 151 Photo of 2006 Seat Ibiza Cupra
13. 2006 Seat Leon FR 151 Photo of 2006 Seat Leon FR
14. 2000 Seat Leon 1.8T 145 Photo of 2000 Seat Leon 1.8T
15. 2009 Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.4 TSi 180 144 Photo of 2009 Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.4 TSi 180
16. 1999 Seat Ibiza Cupra 141 Photo of 1999 Seat Ibiza Cupra
17. 2014 Seat Type 5F León SC 1.8 TFSI 138 Photo of 2014 Seat Type 5F León SC 1.8 TFSI
18. 2008 Seat Exeo 2.0 TSI 138 Photo of 2008 Seat Exeo 2.0 TSI
19. 1996 Seat Ibiza Cupra 2.0i 137 Photo of 1996 Seat Ibiza Cupra 2.0i
20. 2005 Seat Leon 2.0 TFSI 137 Photo of 2005 Seat Leon 2.0 TFSI
21. 2001 Seat Leon Cupra 4 136 Photo of 2001 Seat Leon Cupra 4
22. 2015 Seat Leon SC 2.0 TDI FR 135 Photo of 2015 Seat Leon SC 2.0 TDI FR
23. 2006 Seat Ibiza Cupra TDI 130 Photo of 2006 Seat Ibiza Cupra TDI
24. 2017 Seat Ateca 2.0 TSI 122 Photo of 2017 Seat Ateca 2.0 TSI
25. 2004 Seat Ibiza fr 20vt 123 Photo of 2004 Seat Ibiza fr 20vt
26. 2007 Seat Leon FR TDI 118 Photo of 2007 Seat Leon FR TDI
27. Seat Ibiza 1.8 16v GTi 130 118 Photo of Seat Ibiza 1.8 16v GTi 130
28. 1993 Seat Ibiza GTi 2.0i 113 Photo of 1993 Seat Ibiza GTi 2.0i
29. 1991 Seat Ibiza 1.7 i 111 Photo of 1991 Seat Ibiza 1.7 i
30. 2002 Seat Ibiza 1.9 Tdi Sport 108 Photo of 2002 Seat Ibiza 1.9 Tdi Sport
31. 1988 Seat Ibiza SXi 108 Photo of 1988 Seat Ibiza SXi
32. 2008 Seat Ibiza SC 1.6 16V 102 Photo of 2008 Seat Ibiza SC 1.6 16V
33. 2009 Seat Leon 2.0 TDI 98 Photo of 2009 Seat Leon 2.0 TDI
34. 2010 Seat Ibiza 1.2 TSI 95 Photo of 2010 Seat Ibiza 1.2 TSI
35. 2009 Seat Exeo ST 2.0 TDI 95 Photo of 2009 Seat Exeo ST 2.0 TDI
36. 2017 Seat Ibiza 1.0 EcoTSI 87 Photo of 2017 Seat Ibiza 1.0 EcoTSI
37. 2008 Seat Ibiza 1.4 16V 82 Photo of 2008 Seat Ibiza 1.4 16V
38. 1975 Seat 1200 Sport Bocanegra 82 Photo of 1975 Seat 1200 Sport Bocanegra
39. 2013 Seat Leon 1.6 Tdi 83 Photo of 2013 Seat Leon 1.6 Tdi
40. 2016 Seat Ateca 2.0 TDI 117 Photo of 2016 Seat Ateca 2.0 TDI

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 12/19/2020, last addition - Seat Ibiza GTi 2.0i.