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Old 02-10-2005, 10:33 PM   #1
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let say i calculate my power to weight ratio compaired to an another car would u want a lower number or an higher number for an answer?
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Of course a higher number.
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hehe i just noticed this while browsing www.seriouswheels.com today.

Everybody talks about "Power to weight Ratio", but then they give you lbs per horsepower, which is really the "Weight to Power Ratio." So if you calculate pounds per horsepower, you want a low number.
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That'* strange, why don't they call it "Weight Per Power Unit" ratio.?
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My car has a ratio of 13.7. That means that there are 13.7lbs per 1 hp. Funny thing is you're push lawn mower probably has the same power to weight ratio as an SSEi.
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For my winter beater its 13.9:1 lbs. per horsepower. (2500lbs./180hp)
For my STE its about 12.1 lbs. per horsepower. (3400lbs/280hp)
For the SSEi its about 13.1lbs. per horsepower. (3800lbs/290hp)
For the GTP its about 9.1lbs. per horsepower, should be about 8.4 or so within the next month. (3650lbs/400hp...~435hp within the next month)

These are all rough calculations that I made from my guess of approx weight and horsepower.

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