Time to round up what's left of the worlds automakers, a process which inherently gives us lots of oddballs.

First up lets look at the French cars. You'll notice that in general they lack the massive power that you'll find in cars from other countries and make up for it with pure character. Modern Bugatti seems to me to be French in name only, but for lack of a better place to put it you find it on this list.

yearmake/modelhplblb/hphp/lb
1948-90Citroen 2CV25123549.400.020
1955-75Citroen DS107285526.680.037
1973-80Matra Bagheera89212723.900.042
1970-75Citroen SM177319918.070.055
1985-92Peugeot 205 Gti 1.9126192915.310.065
1981-?Renault Alpine A310148224915.200.066
1995-99Renault Spider148205013.850.072
1980-84Renault 5 Turbo158213813.530.074
2013-Peugeot 208 Gti197255712.980.077
1985-86?Peugeot 205 T16197252412.810.078
1991-95Renault Alpine A610247313112.680.079
2011-Citroen DS3 Racing204256812.590.079
2001-05Renault Clio V6 Renaultsport252308612.250.082
2013?-Renault Megan RS 265265304011.470.087
1961-77Renault-Alpine A110 1600138147710.700.093
2013-Peugeot RCZ-R266282210.610.094
2013?-Renault Megan RS 275 Trophy R275285910.400.096
1998-00Venturi 300 GT 30828539.260.108
1991-95Bugatti EB11055235676.460.155
1994-96Venturi 400 GT40224256.030.166
2005-Bugatti Veyron 16.498741624.220.237
2010-Bugatti Veyron Super Sport118340523.430.292

I think there's juuust enough Swedish cars to give them their own list.

yearmake/modelhplblb/hphp/lb
1960-80Saab 93 (V4)64202831.690.032
1970-74Saab Sonett III65194029.850.034
1961-73Volvo P1800108242022.410.045
1981-85Volvo 240 Turbo153295419.310.052
1998-02Saab 9-3 Viggen230325014.130.071
2006-13Volvo C30 T5227320114.100.071
2000-09Volvo S60 T5257350113.620.073
1998-Volvo S80300405313.510.074
1991-97Volvo 850 (T5R)240323213.470.074
2000-12Saab 9-3 (Turbo X)280328511.730.085
2010-Volvo S60 T6 R325352810.860.092
2014-Volvo S60 Polestar 346361510.450.096
2002-10Koenigsegg CC(X)79532104.040.248
2010-Koenigsegg Agera 101630002.950.339
2014Koenigsegg Agera One134129982.240.447

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For fun I've lumped all the cars from countries not previously covered into one list. This gives us lots of bizarre comparisons. Ever think a Holden Ute would compare so closely to a Spyker? Or a Seat Leon Cupra with a KIA K900? I didn't get as many Aussie cars as I wanted for this list, maybe someday I'll address that. There's probably a ton of cool cars I've missed, if you've got any ideas let'er rip.

yearmake/modelhplblb/hphp/lbcounrty
1970-Lada (VAZ 2101)61216135.430.028Russia
2008-Tata Nano37130035.140.028India
1977-Lada Niva76253533.360.030Russia
1956-62Tatra 60394310032.980.030Czech Rep.
1980-08Zastava Koral (Yugo)54174232.260.031Serbia
1960-80Saab 93 (V4)64202831.690.032Sweden
1970-74Saab Sonett III65194029.850.034Sweden
2009-Skoda Yeti109318629.230.034Czech Rep.
2008-Dacia Sandero90238826.530.038Romania
?Geely Beauty Leopard94216122.990.043China
2009- Geely Panda85217225.550.039China
1961-73Volvo P1800108242022.410.045Sweden
1974-76Bricklin SV-1175356020.340.049Canada
1981-85Volvo 240 Turbo153295419.310.052Sweden
1996-99Tatra 700230405717.640.057Czech Rep.
2006-08Hyundai Tiberon172296917.260.058South Korea
2004-07Seat Ibiza Cupra Tdi160272517.030.059Spain
2014-Kia Pro Cee'd201300014.930.067South Korea
2011-Hyundai Veloster Turbo201287714.310.070South Korea
1998-02Saab 9-3 Viggen230325014.130.071Sweden
2006-13Volvo C30 T5227320114.100.071Sweden
2000-09Volvo S60 T5257350113.620.073Sweden
1998-Volvo S80300405313.510.074Sweden
1991-97Volvo 850 (T5R)240323213.470.074Sweden
2000-12Saab 9-3 (Turbo X)280328511.730.085Sweden
2008-2012Hyundai Genesis 3.8 306338911.080.090South Korea
2010-Volvo S60 T6 R325352810.860.092Sweden
2014-Kia K900420455510.850.092South Korea
2014-Seat Leon Cupra276292610.600.094Spain
2014-Volvo S60 Polestar 346361510.450.096Sweden
2013-Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R spec348352310.120.099South Korea
2008-Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R spec42942409.880.101South Korea
2009-Ford Ute FPV F641537819.110.110Australia
1991MTX Tatra V830527769.100.110Czech Rep.
2009-Ford Falcon FPV GT44940409.000.111Australia
2011-Mastretta MTX 24519848.100.123Mexico
2008-KTM Xbow23717407.340.136Austria
2014-Holden HSV GTS57640327.000.143Australia
2000-?Spyker C839527506.960.144Netherlands
2014-Holden HSV Maloo57639006.770.148Australia
2008Spkyer C12 Zagato49332636.620.151Netherlands
?Gillet Vertigo42021785.190.193Belgium
2002-10Koenigsegg CC(X)79532104.040.248Sweden
2013-Donkervoort D8 GTO38015324.030.248Netherlands
2010-Koenigsegg Agera 101630002.950.339Sweden
2014Koenigsegg Agera One134129982.240.447Sweden

Tuned next week for a way improved American cars by Power/Weight.

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