speed and horsepower correlation...

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  1. okiemike

    okiemike New Member

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    what are some thoughts on the two..


    say for example if you make 96 mph in 1/4 = approx 300hp and 100mph in 1/4 = 350hp


    is that about right?
     
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    lutter94 Well-Known Member

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    a lot more variables than that. If you had 150 hp in a go cart, you could do 100 mph by the end of the line.
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Yeah... Depends on weight, traction, gears and so on.
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    Weight is the biggest factor. Trap speed will be relatively the same.

    There are a lot of HP calculators out there and most is just a factor of weight and speed. Some incorporate altitude as well.

    http://www.competitiondiesel.com/Phil/bg/
     
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    Well, that was depressing. ^
     
  6. okiemike

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    Perfect that is what i was looking for!