What is horse power in cars?

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horse power or hp is the amount of power going to your axels causing a forward motion that's why the 2011 Bugatti veron is the fastest car of 2010 it has an extremely high hp

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What has horse-power have to do with modern cars?

Or any cars for that matter

What is hp in cars and bikes?

"Hp" is an abbreviated car term meaning horse power. horse power is the strength of the engine

How fast can super cars go?

Depending on the horse power of the engine.

How do you determine horse power?

Horse Power, was a unit established when car were first being made. How much horse power a machine has is how fast it can go, realitive to the make or model. When a car goes from zero to sixty its a sign of horse power. It comes from when people were riding around on horse back and cars were just being made. Its mostly used in cars to describe speed realitive to distance, however the same principles apply to planes and trains

What is the horsepower formula?

Horse power describe the unit of power that work is done at. This is most commonly used when talking about cars.

Why can a car accelerate from 0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds?

Most likely, the motor can not handle the horse power it needs. Some cars are built to achieve that. But they are cars that are built for racing, or they have more horse power than the average family car.

Why were the first cars called horseless carriage?

The first cars were called "horseless carriages" because there wasn't a horse, instead they were run by their own power.

How did the phrase horse power come about?

as you may know, horses used to be used. One horses power was described as 1 horse power, 2 is two horse power and so on, but as the world progeressed, so did technology and cars have lots of power. Still, things were decribed in horse power. So if youir car has 267 horse power, for example, this means that it would take 267 horses to have that much power that the car has in one car. (Corret me if that is wrong, thank you, hope this helped :)

Is a car that has 250hp safe?

Yes. Many perfectly legal and safe cars have a greater horse power than 250.

Did the 1750s have cars?

Horse pulled carts but no cars.

What is the breed of horse on Ferrari?

The breed of horse is a Thoroughbred, it is the horse that the cars are named after.

What were cars like in the 1950s?

The body style in the 1950s started to take shape of rockets because the space race between Russia and the USA. The engines in the cars were big but they did not have much horse power.