Horsepower, abbreviated as hp, is a measure of the power consumed or produced in a motor vehicle while cc, which stands for cubic centimeter, is a metric unit of measurement equivalent to 1/1000 of a liter of fuel. The rating of an engine in horsepower is normally given by the manufacturer at a specific speed of the engine.Continue Reading
The speed of an engine is normally given in revolutions per minute, or rpm. For example, an engine with a rating of 50 hp at 6,000 rpm generates 50 horsepower at a rotating speed of 6,000 revolutions per minute. Different engines are designed to generate usable power while running at different speeds. Single-cylinder engines, which are often installed in large displacement dual-sport motorcycles, tend to pick in power delivery at a speed of 6,000 rpm, a point at which other engines, including the parallel-twin engine in Kawasaki’s Ninja EX2250, start to produce usable power.
Displacement indicates the amount of fuel and air that a combustion engine can consume in one cycle or revolution. The fact that engine displacement, which describes volume, is different for different engines means that the cc is also different for different engines. This is why there are motor vehicle engines with 2500 cc, 2000 cc and even 1000 cc.Learn more about Motor Sports
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is a compact crossover sport utility vehicle that features an i-ACTIV all-wheel drive; a 146 horsepower, 2 liter SKYACTIV-G engine; a push button starter; Mazda Connect; and optional i-ACTIVSENSE safety features. The model’s interior features dark red seat stitching, soft touch materials and slightly inboard rear seats. The CX-3 model is shorter and lower than Mazda’s CX-5.Full Answer >
Funny cars are designed to be faster than the average automobile, and while each individual car may have its own unique horsepower output, funny cars are often seen traveling at speeds of more than 300 miles per hour. Horsepower capabilities for these racing cars are typically upwards of 6,000 HP, often maxing out around 8,000 HP.Full Answer >
Though both are units of measure, a ton is a standard measurement of weight equal to 2,000 pounds while a tonne is a metric unit equal to 1,000 kilograms. These are not interchangeable, but the word "ton" has evolved alternate meanings in literature and speech.Full Answer >
The Case IH Axial-Flow 2388 combine features power ratings up to 325 horsepower, or 242.4 kilowatts, from a 506-cubic-inch Case IH-produced motor. The combine is 11 feet tall at the top of the cab and has a wheel base of 11.2 feet measured between the front and back wheel hubs.Full Answer >