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Discussion in '2001 Lotec Sirius' started by boomerk9, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. I think 1334hp may be a misquote. The actual dyno shows 1200ps at 6800rpm.

    248mph is just an estimate as well. In the right conditions and with the right componentry, it shouldn't have much problem going even faster IMHO.
  2. I don't know what 1200ps is. But if this means the same as 1200hp, it stills awesome.
  3. #3 boomerk9, Jan 17, 2006
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    Metric horsepower
    This unit (German: Pferdestärke = horse strength) is no longer a lawful unit, but is still commonly used in Europe, South America and Japan, especially by the automotive and motorcycle industry. It was adopted throughout continental Europe with designations equivalent to the English "horse power", but mathematically different from the British unit. It is defined by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)[2] in Braunschweig as exactly:

    1 PS = 75 kp·m/s = 735.49875 W = 0.9863201652997627 hp (SAE)
    The PS was adopted by the Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), and subsequently, by the automotive industry throughout most of Europe. (In the nineteenth century, however, the French did not use this German unit, but had one of their own, the Poncelet.) In 1992, the PS was rendered obsolete by EEC directives, where it was replaced by the kilowatt as the official power measuring unit, but in situations where horsepower was used for commercial and advertising purposes, it continued to be used, as customers are not familiar with the usage of kilowatts for combustion engines.

    The European and Japanese automotive industries may use "horsepower" or "hp" (rather than "PS" or "CV", etc.) when referring to metric horsepower in their press-releases or in the media.
  4. #4 Erica Ferrari, Jan 21, 2006
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    Thanks for the explanation <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  5. yea...cleared things up. THankee!

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