Trying to figure out horsepower of a vehicle can be difficult. With this horsepower calculator, you can easily calculate your horsepower and many other vehicles instantly. The only thing you need is a 1/4 mile and how long it took you to travel that distance along with vehicle weight with the driver included.
In the 1700s, inventor James Watt needed a way to prove steam engines were better than horses so he calculated how much work a horse could do in a minute. This is where the term horsepower came from. Using this online horsepower calculator will get you instant horsepower results by following these few steps:
Enter in your car weight and the weight of all people in the car combined.
Next enter the elapsed time it took to go 1/4 mile.
Lastly, enter the TRAP SPEED which is your speed at the end of the 1/4 mile.
After this click CALCULATE on the horsepower calculator and your results will be given in the box below.
Horsepower is now an easy item to calculate and you can do this for multiple cars if you have done the above safely.