The SB Slayer
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Should be polishing my GT's
Re: Horsepower: Making it Add Up
Originally Posted by XRFPV8
i would like to share this article with you guys..here are 2 parts of it...if you want to read all of it, there is a link below...
found this quote.
If you're gonna bench race, at least start your brain.
Considering how much energy car people expend talking about horsepower and comparing how much they and their rivals have, there is a surprising amount of misunderstanding about how and where those horsepower numbers come from. While it's true that horsepower is horsepower, the circumstances under which it has been measured over the years has varied. To make a valid comparison, it's important to make sure you're using the same numbers for all cars.
We've focused on the F-body quite a bit because it makes for such an interesting case study, but this is not to say that General Motors has a monopoly on fiddling with horsepower numbers. "Tweaking" the numbers a bit is a common practice, especially in segments of the market where power sells, and amongst enthusiasts who have modified their cars but never put them to the test. At the end of the day, arguing about exact horsepower numbers leaves you with nothing but a day wasted arguing. You can't race a dyno; what matters is how fast a car can get down the track. If it can run the number, then the amount of horsepower it took to get it there, or how the horsepower was measured, won't change the outcome of the race. Next time someone tries to bench race with horsepower numbers, ask for a timeslip. If he can't deliver, then cut the conversation short and move on. He's not really in the game anyway.
the rest of the article is on.
From the Horse's, SAE Net Horspower, SAE Gross Horsepower,DIN Horsepower, Brake Horsepower, Kilowatts, Advertised Horsepower, Testing, Testing, Vapor Horsepower?..
I can see it now Mark -Sbutler and Firefox side by side with there G-TECH's measuring some WOW figures. :fly:
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