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.

See also: Horse power

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We need to ponder whether we need speed from 0 to 100 km/hr in 4 seconds or do we need Brake Horse Power. Pakistan has not yet achieved the affluence scale to opt for sporty speed life style.
"Originally, we named the prototype the Lister 'Thunder' ", he says, "however, due to future model lineage, all 99-production models will now be known as the Lister LFT-666, a befitting title and one where an intrigued passerby instantly knows the brake horse power of each Lister model.
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).
Besides, the car's body structure is composed of more than 50 per cent advanced high strength steel with stronger side body panels to improve the dent resistance and a new 3.3-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.
Those karts had 30 brake horse power. His Mercedes racer today boasts in the region of 700.
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 1.02 - and break the sound barrier.
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.