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Old 01-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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Engine weight to total vehicle weight ratio?

What relatively modern cars (60s-on) top the list?

Is there a car or racecar with its engine accounting for half its weight?
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:46 AM
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Quite often for VERY low weight single seaters with compsite chassis.
Check out any hillclimb special
and do you mean JUST the engine or engine and tranny ?
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:58 AM
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Aside from Matra's suggestion, only 60s jet-powered LSR and drag cars come to mind. Definately more than half.
Some aero-engined specials and sports racers come close, but probably not 50% of total mass.
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