Horsepower is Still What Vehicle Owners Cherish

Horsepower is still what new vehicle owners cherish. They want to get a new car, truck or SUV with a certain amount of horsepower. Many still don't completely understand the background behind the term.

James Watt was a famous engineer in the 18th century. He was looking for a way to describe how much strength or energy it takes to pull a certain amount of coal. He figured out the average horse could pull 22,000 foot-pounds a minute. He bumped it up by 50% to claim horsepower as 33,000 foot-pounds in a single minute.

That's the standard even today for vehicles. Your vehicle could pull 33 pounds of weight a minute per every one horsepower. That should give you an idea of what some of the most well-designed motors can haul.

Honda of Great Falls has a variety of new car, trucks, and SUVs with an excellent amount of horsepower. You can visit today or call to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable staff members.
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