What Is the Difference Between Horsepower and CC?

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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.