- What is a good power to weight ratio for a car?
- What is the power to weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron?
- Are lighter cars faster?
- How much weight can a 1 hp motor lift?
- Does Weight Affect horsepower?
- How much horsepower is a pound of thrust?
- What is the rpm of 1 hp motor?
- Is higher power to weight ratio better?
- How many pounds is a horsepower?
- How much horsepower is enough?
- Does the weight of the car affect the speed?
- How fast is 10 horsepower?

## What is a good power to weight ratio for a car?

Maybe 5 pounds per horsepower if we really need to put a cap on it.

But for torque, I think 10-15 pounds per ft-lb is a good range.

That’s plenty to have fun (the average car is sitting at 18-20), but not enough to be scary..

## What is the power to weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron?

about 530hp per tonneTo put that in context, the barnstorming supercar du jour, the Bugatti Veyron, makes around 1000 horsepower to pull its kerb weight of 1,888kg – a power-to-weight ratio of about 530hp per tonne.

## Are lighter cars faster?

What’s clear is that a lighter car will accelerate more or require less force to accelerate like a heavier car. … As the acceleration is slower with a heavier car of the same power, you have to accelerate for longer (more time) to cover the same distance so you use more fuel.

## How much weight can a 1 hp motor lift?

Most engines use horsepower to describe how much work they can do in a given amount of time. The constant 1 horsepower equals 550 foot-pounds per second. In other words, 1 horsepower is the amount of work required to move a load of 550 pounds over 1 foot, in 1 second.

## Does Weight Affect horsepower?

No. Horsepower has nothing at all to do with the car’s weight. It is a measure of the maximum power that the car’s engine can produce. … All things being equal, a car with fewer pounds for each horsepower will out accelerate one with more pounds per HP.

## How much horsepower is a pound of thrust?

First, pounds of thrust is a static force measurement while horsepower is 550 ft-pounds of work per second, a measurement per unit time.

## What is the rpm of 1 hp motor?

3600 RPMThe 3600 RPM, 1HP motor produces 1.5 ft. lbs. of torque at 3600 RPM.

## Is higher power to weight ratio better?

More horsepower = more speed. … But in terms of sheer acceleration ability and speed – the higher your power to weight ratio, the better. That means the ideal performance car is lighter in curb weight but jacked to the hilt in horsepower.

## How many pounds is a horsepower?

100 lbs = 10 hp = one tenth (0.10) of a second off of the 1/4 mile time. Therefore, 10 lbs = 1 hp = 0.01 of a second off of the 1/4 mile time.

## How much horsepower is enough?

Right between 200 and 300 horsepower is the sweet spot for many drivers. Be cautious with models that approach 300 horsepower, unless the vehicle is a heavy truck or another large model.

## Does the weight of the car affect the speed?

Weight affects speed down the ramp (the pull of gravity), but it’s the mass (and friction) that affects speed after a car leaves the ramp. Heavier cars have more momentum, so they travel further, given the same amount of friction.

## How fast is 10 horsepower?

As a practical matter , you can get from fifty to maybe eighty mph with a ten hp engine on a light weight motorcycle if you tuck in and have a good fairing . This means a racing style bike at the hight end. May be twenty five to thirty five mph in a light weight automobile with low aero drag on a level road.