just checking in, its been awhile

might have a spot to take the car off the road for a few seasons

today for reference there are some observations to further the argument about turboing the stock 1.6L motor or installing any better motor

the honda (car A) civic type r weighs in at a decent 3100 lbs (assume no rear seat delete)

the honda civic type r has 306 hp (assume this is crank not rwhp)(oops fwhp yada yada)

the sparky (car B) example would weigh in say 2650 lbs

the sparky example would have say 275 hp

car A has power to weight ratio of 0.09871

car B has power to weight ratio of 0.1042

these are very similar numbers and further my argument

car A costs 41 thousand cananuck bucks

car B costs say 3-5 thousand cananuck bucks maxxe (assumption)

but one gets the point.. its going to be about traction not power

ps

for the curious math minded folks

car A would have 11.2% more hp in this example

car A weighs 17.4% more lbs in this example

just by the numbers this means sparky would become a hot hatch

car A would have 25.0% more displacement (to be corrected)

car A would have 11.2% more power (to be corrected)