SAE horsepower meaning

SAE horsepower definition

A simple formula of long standing is used to determine horsepower . The formula is: (bore diameter ) squared times (number of cylinders) divided by 2.5. This formula is used primarily for licensing purposes and is not very accurate for determining actual brake horsepower . Also called rated horsepower. Compare SAE gross horsepower and SAE net horsepower . Also see horsepower .

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