Originally Posted by SSBOOST
Just wondering since GM likes to post false information (205fwhp when its about 220whp) I'd like to take the whp to weight ratio into further consideration versus our popular Sti's and EVO's. I'm not too sure if they are 300 hp to wheels or flywheel stock but if they are to the flywheel then I am correct to say that the SS/SC is faster by simply putting on stage 2?
A quick search of various Evo forums does in fact show that those cars are only pulling about 225whp
And seeing that an Evo weighs in at 3300lbs, that means their lbs/whp
ratio is 14.66.
Compare that with the average SS/SC weighing in at 2950lbs. and running about 215whp
stock, and you get 13.72 lbs./whp
So while the Evo's AWD greatly helps their starting line acceleration, it also takes a toll on their drive train hp loss. The Evo actually suffers 22% drive train hp loss, whereas our SS/SC only experiences 13-15% drive train loss.
Even if we take into account the lower figure of only 13% drive train loss, with 215whp
that means our cars are making 245hp at the crank.
And that's why with any kind of race other
than from a standstill, our SS/SC's will give the mighty Evo's a good run for their money.