TOP Bantamweights

1

MORGAN 3 WHEELER

550kg Australiaís lightest car is likely also its weirdest. Some might call unfair advantage, because itís down a wheel on other cars, but that may not necessarily be a balanced argument.

2

CATERHAM SEVEN 275

590kg The quintessential minimalist sports car packs a diminutive 100kW engine, which might sound weedy, but shoves the Seven from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds.

3

KTM X-BOW

790kg It might take a skeletal carbonfibre form but the 220kW turbocharged 2.0-litre Audi engine hidden behind the seats gives this Austrian track champ heavyweight punching ability. You do the math.

4

SUZUKI IGNIS

820kg You donít have to put upholstery, windscreen and radio in the bin to sneak into this Top Five. Suzukiís Ignis proves you can be everyday practical without piling on the pounds.

LOTUS ELISE CLUB RACER

852kg Where the Caterham sticks to the ancient recipe of tubular spaceframe and front-engine, rear-drive, the Lotus goes high-tech with bonded aluminium monocoque and a mid engine.