|The 88 Civic at racing school|
I understand that people want more features and safety equipment, but this is still a sad phenomenon. The more weight you add, the more power you have to add to gain performance. It's a vicious circle.
I wish car makers could build a really simple car with about 100 hp that weighed in under 1500 pounds. Imagine how economical such a car could be. I don't think it's unrealistic... there have been cars much lighter than that. Here are a couple of examples:
The Lotus 11 was a sports racer from the 1950's. It weighed 838 pounds.
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|Light Car Company Rocket|