1956 MODEL - HORSEPOWER STATISTICS
Information Obtained from Old Cars Publications - Standard Catalog Of America Cars 1946-1975
Make Model HP Wt lbs per 1 hp hp per lb Rank
DeSoto Adventurer 320 3870 12.09375000 0.08268730 1
Studebaker Golden Hawk 275 3360 12.21818182 0.08184524 2
Chrysler 300-B (10:1 Compression Ratio)
355 4360 12.28169014 0.08142202 3
Pontiac Strato Streak Powerpack 285 3561 12.49473684 0.08003370 4
Chevrolet Corvette Powerpack 225 2870 12.75555556 0.07839721 5
Chrysler 300-B
340 4360 12.82352941 0.07798165 6
Ford Thunderbird Powerpack 225 3038 13.50222222 0.07406188 7
Mercury Medalist & Custom Powerpack 260 3522 13.54615385 0.07382169 8
Mercury Monterey & Montclair Powerpack 260 3541 13.61923077 0.07342559 9
Chevrolet Corvette 210 2870 13.66666667 0.07317073 10
Dodge D-500 260 3605 13.86538462 0.07212205 11
Ford Thunderbird w/Fordomatic or OD 215 3038 14.13023256 0.07077024 12
Clipper Custom 275 3915 14.23636364 0.07024266 13
Chevrolet Powerpack 225 3293 14.63555556 0.06832675 14
Chrysler New Yorker 280 4110 14.67857143 0.06812652 15
Packard All except Caribbean 290 4290 14.79310345 0.06759907 16
Packard Caribbean 310 4590 14.80645161 0.06753813 17
Ford Thunderbird 202 3038 15.03960396 0.06649111 18
Lincoln Capri 285 4289 15.04912281 0.06644906 19
Plymouth Fury 240 3650 15.20833333 0.06575342 20
Studebaker President & Sky Hawk 210 3210 15.28571429 0.06542056 21
Lincoln premier 285 4362 15.30526316 0.06533700 22
Cadillac Eldorado 305 4685 15.36065574 0.06510139 23
Clipper Super & Deluxe 240 3700 15.41666667 0.06486486 24
Cadillac 62 285 4430 15.54385965 0.06433409 25
Chrysler Windsor Powerpac 250 3900 15.60000000 0.06410256 26
Buick 60 Century 255 4000 15.68627451 0.06375000 27
Pontiac Star Chief 227 3561 15.68722467 0.06374614 28
DeSoto Fireflite 255 4005 15.70588235 0.06367041 29
Mercury Monterey & Montclair 225 3541 15.73777778 0.06354137 30
Chevrolet Powerpack 205 3293 16.06341463 0.06225326 31
Dodge Custom & Royal 218 3520 16.14678899 0.06193182 32
Oldsmobile Super 88 240 3879 16.16250000 0.06187162 33
Cadillac 60 285 4610 16.17543860 0.06182213 34
Imperial V8 280 4565 16.30357143 0.06133625 35
Oldsmobile 88 230 3761 16.35217391 0.06115395 36
Mercury Medalist & Custom w/Mercomatic 215 3536 16.44651163 0.06080317 37
Studebaker President & Sky Hawk 195 3210 16.46153846 0.06074766 38
Buick 50 Super 255 4200 16.47058824 0.06071429 39
Ford Fairlane & Station Wagon 200 3319 16.59500000 0.06025911 40
Plymouth V8 Powerpack 200 3325 16.62500000 0.06015038 41
DeSoto Firedome 230 3855 16.76086957 0.05966278 42
Mercury Medalist & Custom 210 3522 16.77142857 0.05962521 43
Buick Roadmaster 255 4280 16.78431373 0.05957944 44
Oldsmobile 98 240 4047 16.86250000 0.05930319 45
Continental V8 285 4825 16.92982456 0.05906736 46
Studebaker Commander & Power Hawk Powerpack 185 3140 16.97297297 0.05891720 47
Pontiac 860, 870, Safari 205 3496 17.05365854 0.05863844 48
Buick 40 Special 220 3790 17.22727273 0.05804749 49
Hudson Hornet V8 220 3804 17.29090909 0.05783386 50
Chrysler Windsor 225 3900 17.33333333 0.05769231 51
Nash Ambassador V8 220 3830 17.40909091 0.05744125 52
Cadillac 75 285 5050 17.71929825 0.05643564 53
Plymouth V8 187 3325 17.78074866 0.05624060 54
Dodge Coronet V8 188 3435 18.27127660 0.05473071 55
Hudson Hornet Special V8 190 3476 18.29473684 0.05466053 56
Nash Ambassador Special V8 190 3476 18.29473684 0.05466053 57
Plymouth Optional V8 (Plaza & Savoy) 180 3295 18.30555556 0.05462822 58
Imperial Crown Imperial 280 5145 18.37500000 0.05442177 59
Studebaker Commander & Power Hawk 170 3140 18.47058824 0.05414013 60
Ford Custom & Mainline 173 3278 18.94797688 0.05277608 61
Chevrolet V8 w/Powerglide 170 3293 19.37058824 0.05162466 62
Chevrolet V8 162 3192 19.70370370 0.05075188 63
Hudson Hornet 6 Powerpack 175 3505 20.02857143 0.04992867 64
Hudson Hornet 6 165 3505 21.24242424 0.04707561 65
Chevrolet 6 140 3220 23.00000000 0.04347826 66
Ford 6 137 3156 23.03649635 0.04340938 67
Rambler 6 120 2830 23.58333333 0.04240283 68
Plymouth 6 Powerpack 131 3170 24.19847328 0.04132492 69
Nash Statesman 130 3170 24.38461538 0.04100946 70
Nash Ambassador 6 Powerpack 145 3570 24.62068966 0.04061625 71
Hudson Wasp Powerpack 130 3235 24.88461538 0.04018547 72
Dodge Coronet 6 131 3295 25.15267176 0.03975721 73
Plymouth 6 125 3170 25.36000000 0.03943218 74
Nash Ambassador 6 135 3570 26.44444444 0.03781513 75
Hudson Wasp 120 3235 26.95833333 0.03709428 76
Studebaker Champion & Flight Hawk 101 2835 28.06930693 0.03562610 77
Metropolitan 4 52 1875 36.05769231 0.02773333 79


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