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# How much horsepower does a Chevy 350 engine have?

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There are several variations of the Chevy 350 engine that come with different horsepower ratings. Chevrolet indicates that the deluxe model of its small crate engine has 290 horsepower. Other Chevy models, such as the ZZ5, have up to 400 horsepower. Engines with more horsepower often have higher revolutions per minute; regardless of the engine, most can be modified to increase the horsepower.

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Horsepower is closely tied to torque. Whereas torque is the measure of force over distance, horsepower is the rate at which torque is performed. To calculate horsepower, the following equation is used: horsepower = [(force x distance)/(time)]/550. A common conversion for horsepower is pounds-feet per minute. One unit of horsepower is equal to 33,000 pounds-feet per minute.

Horsepower is an important factor in a vehicle's performance. When a vehicle is traveling at a high speed, the ability of that vehicle to accelerate to a greater speed is a function of horsepower. As this vehicle accelerates, the rpms of the engine increase and more power is exerted. This concept also applies to a vehicle that is towing an object. If a vehicle lacks horsepower, the odds are that it is not able to accelerate with the extra load.

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A stock 350 motor can have as little as 145 horsepower and up to 370 horsepower in the LT1 model that was stock in the late 1960 Corvette. The Chevy stock 350 motor had a huge decrease in performance during the 1970's fuel shortage.

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The Chevy 283 V8 engine produces 185 horsepower at 4,600 rotations per minute in its standard configuration. The engine was used by General Motors from 1957 until 1961. Later variations offer much higher horsepower.

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A stock Chevy 305, such as the LG4'84 Camaro, can generate a net of 145 horsepower under normal conditions. When tested in optimized conditions with no modifications made to the engine itself, the engine of a Chevy 305 can generate up to 197.3 horsepower.