How Does Horsepower Relate to Passenger Cars?

Horsepower and the ordinary vehicle may not get the same reaction as when speaking about the same subject with someone in the racing industry. Nevertheless, when folks visit DCH Tustin Acura, they'll want to know as much as possible about the vehicle that has captured their attention.

Horsepower is a term that has been in use since the 18th century when it was created by James Watt, inventor and designer of steam engines to elicit greater interest in his products. It describes what he witnessed during time spent in a coal mine watching ponies pull carts filled with coal out of the mine.

He calculated that one pony could pull 33 pounds of coal per minute. The term horsepower was used to help potential customers understand what was being described. Since they could relate it to something they already knew about, that made it easier for them to get the concept. If you’d like to discuss horsepower as a concept or receive guidance on which new Acura models have the most horsepower in our lineup, come by our dealership here in Tustin, CA soon!

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