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Re: weight differences
Based on this, and thinking about my last post (re: hondas), here's some
Accord 2400# 120bhp 20#/hp
4kcsq 2850# 115bhp 24.3#/hp
5ktq 3350# 162bhp 21#/hp
200q20v 3800# 217bhp 18#/hp
Lotus Europa 1516# 126bhp 12#/hp (@ 35 mpg... Nyah Nyah)
And I won't even rub the salt in by noting the Lotus Seven weighs a *lot*
less than that...
This reminds me of a colleague's comment (he's a performance driving
instructor with an '89 944 Turbo): "the cheapest performance increase is to
reduce the weight of the car." food for thought.
That was certainly high on Colin Chapman's design philosophy . . .
P.S. Of course I admit the Europa had neither AC nor a heater (it
did have a warmer, but I can't in good faith call it a "heater").
It did have electric windows . . .