Cars with highest power to weight ratio

Top 40 cars with most powerful engines relative to vehicle weight. Updated February 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. 2016 Koenigsegg Agera Final One of 1 986 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Agera Final One of 1
2. 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 820 Photo of 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS
3. 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 961 Photo of 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS
4. 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8 863 Photo of 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8
5. 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8 863 Photo of 2010 Ariel Atom 500 V8
6. 2015 Rezvani Beast X 834 Photo of 2015 Rezvani Beast X
7. 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR 851 Photo of 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
8. 2008 Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition 851 Photo of 2008 Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition
9. 2018 Rimac C_Two 982 Photo of 2018 Rimac C_Two
10. 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ 809 Photo of 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
11. 2019 Lotus Evija 1174 Photo of 2019 Lotus Evija
12. 2015 Ultima Evolution 1074 Photo of 2015 Ultima Evolution
13. 2012 Falcon F7 Twin Turbo 871 Photo of 2012 Falcon F7 Twin Turbo
14. 2013 9ff F97 A-Max 966 Photo of 2013 9ff F97 A-Max
15. 2009 9ff GT9-R 831 Photo of 2009 9ff GT9-R
16. 2012 9ff GTurbo 1200 896 Photo of 2012 9ff GTurbo 1200
17. 2010 9ff GTurbo 1200 857 Photo of 2010 9ff GTurbo 1200
18. 2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl 1059 Photo of 2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl
19. 2010 Fahlke Larea GT1 S10 1010 Photo of 2010 Fahlke Larea GT1 S10
20. 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12 1267 Photo of 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12
21. 2006 Leblanc Mirabeau 849 Photo of 2006 Leblanc Mirabeau
22. 2014 Koenigsegg One:1 1000 Photo of 2014 Koenigsegg One:1
23. 2019 Aspark Owl 1059 Photo of 2019 Aspark Owl
24. 2019 Ultima RS 1290 Photo of 2019 Ultima RS
25. 2016 Koenigsegg Regera 909 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
26. 2005 Orca SC7 1000 Photo of 2005 Orca SC7
27. Zenvo ST1 50S 908 Photo of Zenvo ST1 50S
28. Lotec Sirius 923 Photo of Lotec Sirius
29. 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante 962 Photo of 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante
30. 2021 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50S Niki Lauda 851 Photo of 2021 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50S Niki Lauda
31. 2007 Caparo T1 1000 Photo of 2007 Caparo T1
32. 2019 Tushek TS 900H 965 Photo of 2019 Tushek TS 900H
33. 2017 RAESR Tachyon Speed 934 Photo of 2017 RAESR Tachyon Speed
34. 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT 933 Photo of 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT
35. 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT 1024 Photo of 2013 SSC Ultimate Aero XT
36. 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie 1126 Photo of 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie
37. 2017 Hennessey Venom F5 1176 Photo of 2017 Hennessey Venom F5
38. 2010 Hennessey Venom GT 984 Photo of 2010 Hennessey Venom GT
39. 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16 1166 Photo of 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16
40. 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder 986 Photo of 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Sources

All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 02/22/2021, last addition - Gordon Murray Automotive T.50S Niki Lauda.