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There are several types of Horsepower. Hyundaipedia focuses on the car side of horsepower.


Mechanical horsepower — 0.74569987158227022 kW (33,000 ft·lbf per minute)
Base Horsepower
The horsepower produced straight out of the engine.
Wheel Horsepower
The horsepower that is actually used at the wheels.

Mechnical Horsepower[]

The most-common definition of horsepower for engines is the one originally proposed by James Watt in 1782. Under this system, one horsepower is defined as:

1 hp = 33,000 ft·lbf·min−1 = exactly 0.74569987158227022 kW

A common memory aid is based on the fact that Christopher Columbus first sailed to the Americas in 1492. The memory aid states that 1 hp = 1/2 Columbus or 746 W.

In fourteen hundred and ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Divide that son of a gun|son-of-a-gun by two
And that's the number of watts in a horsepower too.

Base Horsepower[]

Wheel Horsepower[]

External Links[]

Horsepower vs Torque article

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