Originally Posted by Jack ffr1846
Do the numbers. Pounds per hp. I'll use chp
WRX: 3200/250: 12.8
STi: 3300/300: 11
Elise: 2000/195: 10.2
FFR Cobra: 2300/300: 7.7
Ronin Exige: 2730/700: 3.9
Somehow, the pull of a WRX leaves me unimpressed.
Your math is off. 09+ GR WRX's make basically the same power (within 5whp) as the GR STI while moving a car that's about 200lbs lighter. The 09+ GR WRX is underrated and make more than the advertized 265hp (more like 290hp) and especially it's 244 lb/ft rating (more like 280tq).
Even using quoted numbers from Subaru:
2011 WRX 3,205lb (265hp) = 12:1
2011 WRX STI 3,405lb (300hp) = 11.35:1