Is there a way to delete hybrids from this list?
Top 50 Most powerful 4-cylinder cars 2021
Inline 4 cylinder is most popular engine layout for use in passenger cars throughout the world.
They are cheaper to produce than "V" type engines which require complex block shape and two cylinder heads and camshafts. They also require less material and moving parts then longer 5 or 6 cylinder inline engines.
Modern 4 cylinder engines with turbochargers can still produce more than enough power for any passenger vehicle requirements, even for very high performance cars.
The list compiled here includes all road-legal 4 cylinder cars (inline or "V" type), leaving out notable racecar exceptions, like the Porsche 919 LMP1 which has famously powerful V4 engine (well over 1000 PS in combination with electric motors).
This list is limited by available data and new vehicles will be added as new data arrives.
Hoppelmoppel123 7m ago
Hans 2y ago
Polestar at 2?
It have 2.0l with "only" 304 ps...
DrDuke 2y ago
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR is a tuned version of the lancer (like all other FQ...). The uk importer of Mitsubishi modified thes cars not the factory. This is the reason why these models were only available in uk. IMHO not a production car.
Mark 2y ago
You see a lot of weird things in the stats and comparison stuff on here, I've been hillclimb racing for the last 20 years and I can tell you that unless the cars are running the same tyres you are not going to get any kind of useful information because the same car on pilot s4's is going to be a lot quicker than the same car on average budget tyres, and tyres have more effect on lap times than a 20 to 30bhp power increase would, trust me, look at F1 when the tyres are wearing out the car is much slower than it is on fresh rubber and it's bsdi the same principle as cheap tyres vs premium performance tyres
SpeedKing 2y ago @Mark
In addition to tyres there's also driver ability which also makes a significant difference to lap times...
FastestLaps 2y ago @Mark
Tyres don't affect acceleration data (almost no effect) and with track times, once there is sufficient amount of laptimes between any given cars, these effects of different tyres cancel out.
SpeedKing 2y ago @FastestLaps
"Tyres don't affect acceleration data (almost no effect)" that statement is a contradiction. Hate to burst your bubble but tyre compounds do affect acceleration even with cars that have both launch/traction control(albeit to a lesser degree). Certain tyres have superior longitudinal grip in both braking and acceleration over others. The braking differences have been proven on tyre tests and many drag racing supercars use Toyo R888r's for superior traction from the dig.
FastestLaps 2y ago @SpeedKing
No. Tyres have some effect only when launching, first couple seconds. It's not like you have wheels spinning at 150 kph if you have worse tyres :)
SpeedKing 2y ago @FastestLaps
Yes (lol) it's the launch ie. whether there is wheelspin and how much which determines whether a supercar runs an 11 sec quarter mile or even an 11.5. Therefore traction, in which tyres play a role, is paramount or you get a skewed figure all the way to the car's maximum speed :)