Power to weight ratios

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Power to weight ratios

Postby Maechtlen El Monte » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:21 am

A lot of new muscle cars have monster power ratings.
I got to drive a Challenger R/T with Scat Pack last weekend - rated 485 hp.
Pretty nice - definitely hauls. But, it is also over 4000 pounds.

so - pounds/hp gives you a decent idea of low-mid range performance, right?
here's food for thought:
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Re: Power to weight ratios

Postby pbeck » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:50 pm

Always knew my car felt pretty good ! 8-)
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