What is the best gear ratio for the most horsepower?

Answer Gear ratio cannot affect peak engine horsepower, and it has almost no effect on peak horsepower measured at the wheels. To get the best acceleration over any given distance (the quarter-mile, for i... Read More »

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Crankshaft Horsepower vs. Wheel Horsepower?

The term horsepower refers to the work power produced by cars or equipment. Car enthusiasts and manufacturers have two ways of measuring horsepower, at the wheel or at the crankshaft. Each method w... Read More »

What horsepower is a GM 371 diesel?

The GM 371 engine was made during the period 1957 to 1960. This was the first post-war V8 passenger engine to be produced. The motor ranged from 240 HP to a 305 HP on the larger version.Source:442:... Read More »

What is the horsepower of a 426 HEMI?

Chrysler rates the 426 HEMI engine at 425 horsepower. An independent dynamometer test showed that the engine could produce 433.5 horsepower at 6,000 RPM. Maximum torque of 472 foot lbs. was reached... Read More »

What is the horsepower of a Harley V-Rod?

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod was introduced in 2001. Harley-Davidson was inspired by the drag racing world when creating the V-rod. The 2010 V-rod has 84 torque at 7000 RPMs, which will make 112 horse... Read More »