Originally posted by Sipheren07
I do know what I am talking about, I know that torque is what gets you off the line but punch in the torque/weight ratios your self,
SS: 1590/465 = 3.42kg/Kw
XR8: (Assumed) 1742/500 = 3.48kg/Kw
Um, I think you're a bit confused here Sipheren...
The figures you quote above should be:
SS: 1590/465 = 3.42kg/Nm
XR8: (Assumed) 1742/500 = 3.48kg/Nm
Power to weight, based on your assumed weight, is:
SS: 1590/235 = 6.76kg/Kw
XR8: (Assumed) 1742/260 = 6.70kg/Kw
Either way, other factors also come into the equation: the engines actual torque curve (as opposed to just the maximum number), revs it makes that power & torque at, gear ratios, diff ratio, traction and handling to name just a few.
Finally, you're basing all your figures on what you admit is an 'assumed' weight!
Never assume, it only makes an ass
out of u