is it the higher the horsepower the faster the car

Asked by May 04, 2010 at 12:03 PM

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is it the higher the horsepower the faster the car

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Adding horsepower can increase straight line speed. Eventually though other things like weight, aerodynamic, gearing etc... need to be address. A less powerful car could outrun a more powerful car if it has a better power to weight ratio. So a ton of power doesn't necessarily mean that the car is fastest.

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