Brake horse power


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the net effective power of a prime mover, as a steam engine, water wheel, etc., in horse powers, as shown by a friction brake. See Friction brake, under Friction.

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Electric vehicles' load on the grid IF we take into account losses in power conversion, one brake horse power (bhp) of driving force for an electrical vehicle puts a demand on the national grid of over 1,000 watts (1kW).
The Crozz will be running on two electric motors with a combined output of 302 brake horse power (bhp).
3-litre V6 engine which affords high efficiency and lower emissions at 270 brake horse power.
The Accelerator can test for sprint time, speed, plus horsepower and brake horse power - as well as showing people where they would finish if taking part in Usain Bolt's 100m world record race.
The Mark Five boasted 108 brake horse power and could do more than 100mph.
He brought glory to Britain in 1983 when he travelled in his vehicle Thrust 2 at more than 633mph across the Nevada Desert in the USA Some 14 years later his team and the 100,000 brake horse power Thrust SSC vehicle become the first car to reach 763mph - or Mach 1.
FAST FACTS F1 CAR FACTS: Cost: About pounds 2million each Top speed: about 230mph 0-60: less than 2 seconds Maximum power: About 800 brake horse power Fuel efficiency: About 4 miles per gallon PHOENIX RACING TEAM CAR FACTS: Cost: pounds 5,000 Top speed: 100mph 0-60mph: In about 3 seconds Maximum power: 70 brake horse power Fuel efficiency: About 35 miles per gallon IN THE WORKSHOP: Dan Priestman, Rick Patel and Josh Parker
Last year's champion recorded 1011 brake horse power in their lime green, twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo and this year's winner be challenged to beat this record.
4l turbo Toyota Starlet which had it's turbo cranked up to the maximum and other modifications which meant it was capable 140 brake horse power.
At the wheel of his 200-plus brake horse power ELF Renault racer, the 17-year-old from Scammonden has been in highly impressive form over the last three race meetings where he has improved each time.
HOT CAR Max mph: 180 420 Brake Horse Power - 570 Nm of torque 4.
Speaking as he tested his two-litre, 160 brake horse power, left-hand drive Ford Fiesta ST in Tan y Coed Forest, between Dolgellau and Machynlleth, Tom revealed taking part in Wales Rally GB, including a showpiece stage at the Millennium Stadium on December 6, would be the proudest moment of his fledgling career.