In our forth installment we look at the cars of Italy. If you think a list of Italian cars ranked by power vs weight would just be a list of all the latest Ferraris and Lamborghinis... you'd be mostly right. Fortunately there's a lot of other cool cars from the peninsula. Paganis, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Lancias, and Abarths mix things things up a little bit.

Some personal takeaways:

-Italian manufacturers apparently don't like to list curb weights, opting instead for the better looking dry weights. Even new cars are difficult, every single source I could find had a different weight figure for the Aventadore and Murcielago.

-Ferraris and Lamborghinis dominate the list, possibly partially because the Fiat hierarchy doesn't let Alfa Romeo/Lancia/Maserati directly rival the prancing horse.

-There's a lot of sports cars from this country, but relatively few hot hatches, sports sedans, or cool utilities.

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-One cool thing about Italian sportcars is that their production totals are surprisingly easy to come by, so I've included them whenever I can.

Note: there's probably numerous errors, don't expect this to be a perfect list.

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year model hp lbs lb/hp hp/lb prod.
1957-75 Fiat 500 17 1100 64.71 0.015 3.8mil
? Fiat Abarth 595 SS 32 1257 39.28 0.025
1972-89 Fiat/Bertone X1/9 75 1940 25.87 0.039
1966-93 Alfa Romeo Spider 126 2293 18.20 0.055
1975-81 Lancia Beta/MonteCarlo/Scorpion 118 2138 18.12 0.055 7798
2008- Fiat Abarth 500 160 2511 15.69 0.064
1976 Fiat Abarth 131 138 2160 15.65 0.064 400
2008- Alfa Romeo MiTo Q4 168 2524 15.02 0.067
2011- Fiat Abarth Punto Evo Esseesse 177 2612 14.76 0.068
1980-93 Ferrari Mondial 235 3384 14.40 0.069 6149
2005-10 Alfa Romeo Brera Q4 256 3582 13.99 0.071
1969-74 Dino 246 GT 175 2380 13.60 0.074 3761
1989-91 Alfa Romeo SZ 205 2765 13.49 0.074
1986-93 Lamborghini LM002 450 5954 13.23 0.076 328
1971-78 Maserati Bora 310 4034 13.01 0.077
1981-88 Lamborghini Jalpa 255 3229 12.66 0.079 410
1982-83 Lancia 037 Stradale 205 2579 12.58 0.079 220?
1970-77 Alfa Romeo Montreal (gross) 230 2800 12.17 0.082 3917
1975-85 Ferrari 308 240 2811 11.71 0.085 12004
1972-74 Lancia Stratos 188 2160 11.49 0.087 492
1967-73 Maserati Ghibli SS (gross) 335 3637 10.86 0.092
1985-86 Lancia Delta S4 250 2646 10.58 0.094
1981-94 Maserati Biturbo (222 4v) 275 2899 10.54 0.095
2002-05 Qvale Mangusta 320 3351 10.47 0.095 284
1968-78 Lamborghini Espada (gross?) 345 3594 10.42 0.096 1217
2014- Alfa Romeo 4C 237 2465 10.40 0.096
1973-84 Ferrari 512BB 340 3483 10.24 0.098 2323
1967-70 Fiat Abarth 1000SP 113 1102 9.75 0.103
1967-71 DeTomaso Mangusta (Euro gross?) 306 2915 9.53 0.105 401
1964-66 Lamborghini 350GT (gross) 336 3197 9.51 0.105 120
1971-91 DeTomaso Pantera (gross?) 345 3250 9.42 0.106 7260
2011- Maserati Gran Turismo MC 444 4145 9.34 0.107
1964-68 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (gross) 300 2650 8.83 0.113 970
1984-90 Ferrari Testarossa (dry?) 380 3320 8.74 0.114
1994-99 Ferrari F355 375 3192 8.51 0.117 11273
1963-74 Iso Grifo (7 litri gross) 400 3329 8.32 0.120 413
2013- Maserati Quattroporte GTS 523 4189 8.01 0.125
1999-05 Ferrari 360 Modena 400 3197 7.99 0.125 16365
2015- Ferrari California T 483 3825 7.92 0.126
1974-90 Lamborghini Countach 420 3285 7.82 0.128 2049
1996-01 Ferrari 550 Maranello 485 3726 7.68 0.130 3083
1966-? Bizzarrini 5300GT (gross) 365 2778 7.61 0.131
1991-94 Ferrari 512TR 428 3247 7.59 0.132 2261
1966-73 Lamborghini Miura (gross) 380 2877 7.57 0.132 764
1968-73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (gross) 352 2646 7.52 0.133 1406
2007-10 Alfa Romeo 8C 444 3329 7.50 0.133
1990-01 Lamborghini Diablo 485 3472 7.16 0.140 2884
1991-95 Cizeta Moroder V16T 540 3750 6.94 0.144 20
1968-69 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 227 1543 6.80 0.147
2004-09 Ferrari F430 483 3197 6.62 0.151
1984-87 Ferrari 288 GTO 394 2557 6.49 0.154 272
1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO (gross) 300 1940 6.47 0.155 39
2012- Ferrari FF 651 4145 6.37 0.157
2004-14 Lamborghini Gallardo 512 3153 6.16 0.162 14022
2008-09 Ferrari 430 Sucderia 503 2976 5.92 0.169
2012-14 Lamborghini LP570-4 570 3350 5.88 0.170
1987-92 Ferrari F40 471 2756 5.85 0.171 1315
2010- Ferrari 458 Italia 562 3274 5.83 0.172
1995-97 Ferrari F50 513 2976 5.80 0.172 349
2015- Lamborghini Huracan (est) 602 3423 5.69 0.176
2011- Lamborghini Aventadore 691 3795 5.49 0.182
2001-10 Lamborghini Murcielago (SV) 670 3661 5.46 0.183 4099
2011-12 Ferrari 599 GTO 661 3593 5.44 0.184 599
2015- Ferrari 458 Speciale 597 3075 5.15 0.194
2013- Ferrari F12Berlinetta 731 3593 4.92 0.203
2004-05 Maserati MC12 620 2943 4.75 0.211 62
2002-04 Ferrari Enzo 660 3009 4.56 0.219 400
2005-10 Pagani Zonda F 602 2707 4.50 0.222 ~200
2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 562 2202 3.92 0.255 20
2013 Lamborghini Venveno 740 3197 4.32 0.231 3
2011- Pagani Huayra 730 2976 4.08 0.245
2009-14 Pagani Zonda R (dry) 740 2359 3.19 0.314 15
2005-07 Ferrari FXX 809 2546 3.15 0.318 30
2015- Ferrari LaFerrari 950 2976 3.13 0.319 499

As a bonus here's a cool graph of Ferrari and Lamborghini's power/weight over time

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