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What's Horsepower and Why Do We Use It?

If you were looking for a high-performance vehicle that also has exceptional power, then the some of the things you've searched for was the torque and the vehicle's horsepower. But what exactly is horsepower and why do we use it as a way to measure power? At Priority Honda Chesapeake in Chesapeake, VA we would like to give you a concise reason why.

The inventor of the steam engine created a newer model that he had wanted to put on the market. To compare his model to the older ones in use, he had to use horsepower as a way to convey that his engine's output was stronger.

The inventor also wanted to sell his engine to people that still used workhorses for heavy mining work, etc. He explained to them the power of his new engine in a way that they could truly comprehend, that being horses. Just one horsepower is equivalent to 33,000 foot-pounds of work per minute!

If you would like to learn more about our vehicles and their horsepower levels, we invite you to visit us at Priority Honda Chesapeake in Chesapeake, VA.

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