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Old 03-07-2002, 06:33   #1 (permalink)
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What is a ps

Looking at Ford UK site they give engine power ratings in PS but what the hell is a PS?????: :crazy1:
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Old 03-07-2002, 07:53   #2 (permalink)
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PS is another stupid rating

we use kW in australia
america uses HP
and jap/uk use PS

1kW=1.314hp
1PS=1.4 or there abouts HP

so theres only a small % difference in the final reading, it all equals the same when you convert is to the one thing, you can just have 3 different ways at looking at it

its silly i know, there even more ratings than the above too
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Old 03-07-2002, 15:21   #3 (permalink)
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PS stands for Power Stroke.
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Hmmm i always assumed PS was similar to Hp's. They measure alot of sports bikes in this unit measure.
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I'm sure we had killed this myth once before. PS does not stand for power stroke it stands for Pferdestarke or metric horsepower.

German for horse is pferde and german for strong is stark so I guess "strong horse power" or "horses strong" is its derivation and the reason Benz and BMW always use PS.

And 1 PS = 1 ch (or Cheval Vapeur) = 0.7355 kilowatts.

1 imperial/US horsepower = 1.0139 PS
or 1 PS = 0.98632 hp


And here's related trivia question: what's a poncelet?

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....And here's related trivia question: what's a poncelet?

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poncelet (pronounced "poonc-let") meaning: a oversized keyring supplied by HSV and worn by their owners as bracelets.

Coming from the Latin word "Poncle' " meaning: "high consumption, leaky".
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A poncelet is an obscure waterwheel design based on Poncelet's Porism which is an even more obscure piece of plane geometry.

Or if course it could also be a Southbank apartment lease for HSV owners.
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