**Cubic centimeters cannot be converted to horsepower because they are two different units of measurement.** Cubic centimeters is the standard unit of volume used in the International System of Units. Horsepower is a unit of energy commonly used to describe the engine of a vehicle.

A cubic centimeter is equivalent to a cube with all sides measuring 1 centimeter. One horsepower, when converted to the same system of units as a cubic centimeter, is equal to 746 watts when used to describe electrical energy. Horsepower was first used by James Watt to describe the amount of work a horse can do in 1 minute.