Before we start, you should keep in mind that any vehicle may be fitted with a GPS tracking device without it influencing the weight of the car. As a matter of fact there has to be something wrong with your mind if you don’t have some sort of vehicle tracking system installed in one of these light weight beauties:
Although the new Porsche 911 may be larger than its predecessor it is in fact 100 pounds lighter. How is this possible? Aluminium! The doors, floor pan and roof are made from aluminium. The weight of the car has been reduced to give the driver the freedom of manoeuvring a featherweight car. Over and above its reduced weight, this baby has increased aerodynamic efficiency by 16.3%.
People don’t just drive luxury cars for their stunning good looks, they are after the 5 star features it has to offer as well. In the past all of these added features also added a lot of weight to the vehicle. Now however the Audi S8 is changing all of this, by manufacturing the spaceframe out of aluminium the Audi S8 sports a mere 507 pounds in body weight and 4355 pounds in curb weight.
This luxurious vehicle has shed its extra pounds by manufacturing the body and panels of the vehicle out of aluminium. Apart from this the C-X16 also sports composite seats and a carbon fibre bracing bar that flows to the back suspension mounts and provides additional chassis strength.
This small sports car has shed it extra weight by changing the way it is built. Normally a sports car uses a platform that is designed for a Sedan or even a SUV crossover, the Subaru BRZ is 100% sports car from top to bottom and weighs in at a mere 2800 pounds.
The Mazda CX-5 has a reduced weight of approximately 8% when compared to the Mazda3. The CX-5 owes its light weight to its compact architecture. This front wheel drive weighs in at a mere 3200 pounds.
What is the best way to reduce an objects weight? You reduce the size of course. This is exactly what has been done with the Chevy Spark. It is by far one of GM’s lightest cars weighing in at only 2269 pounds. This tiny 1.2 litre 4 cylinder beauty does not exactly have a lot to move about.