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Many of us must have seen advertisements of cars and other commercial vehicles where horse keep running ahead, behind or along with the vehicle being advertised. To put it precisely, the advertiser is comparing his vehicle with that of a horse and is proud of the horsepower of the vehicle.

Horsepower – Simplified

The horsepower (hp) of an engine is the power produced by its engine. Yes, it is that simple. The term was coined by JamesWatt, the father of energy and power study.

Talking about the mathematical definition, One horsepower = Power required to move 500 pounds to one foot in one second.

A horsepower is thus a unit of power.

Watt and Horsepower

Another famous unit of power is watt. The relation between watt and horsepower is one hp= 1.34 *one kilowatt

Thus, a 60-kilowatt motor has 60x1.34 = 80.4 horsepower.

You either opt for fuel mileage, or you can opt for horsepower. Getting both is tough.
– Mike Ford

Terms related to Horsepower

  • Mechanical horsepower
  • For the value of acceleration of gravity g= 9.80665 m/s2, 1 mechanical horsepower (1 hp) =, 33,000 ft-lbf/min≈ 746 W

    This generally defines the pound-force or the kilogram-force.

  • Metric Horse Power

    For the value of acceleration of gravity g= 9.80665 m/s2, 1 metric horse power = 75 kgf⋅m/s

    This is approximately equal to 735.499 W, or 98.6% of an imperial mechanical horsepower.

  • Electrical Horse Power
  • One electrical horsepower = 746 W

    This is the most used terminology for electrical machine rating in the US.

  • Boiler Horse Power
  • This one has a slightly different definition compared to that of standard horsepower.

    One boiler horsepower is the power needed for the heat energy required to 34.5 lb of fresh water at 212 °F in one hour.

    Boiler horsepower is the most standard accepted notation of power in Australia. One Boiler horsepower hp(S)≡ 33,475 BTU/h= 9,812.5 W

Top five cars that have the highest horsepower in the world

  • Koenigsegg One:1 – 1341 hp
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Short – 1200hp
  • LaFerrari – 950 hp
  • McLaren P1- 903 hp
  • Porsche 918 Spyder -887hp

If you want to go 6 to 60 in 2.5 seconds, you would need 1,000 horsepower.
– Ashley Ellott

How CalculatorHut’s Horsepower calculator helps you?

Our horsepower calculator is user-friendly and lets you calculate the horsepower of any engine easily. All you have to do is enter the values of force, distance and time in the units you desire and click calculate.

All the various values of horsepower will be displayed to you in a snap of time!

Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine.
- Henry Miller

The winner is not the one with the fastest car; it is the one who refuses to lose. – Dale Earnhardt

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