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Re: Good Question about Horsepower

In a message dated 7/4/99 6:31:56 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
sbigelow@sprint.ca writes:

>  http://www.howstuffworks.com/horsepower.htm
>  and the links at the bottom of the above page, are a great place to start,
>  Jason.
>  Bhp is measured at the output shaft (the B is a brake used to load down the
>  engine)...seems to me Japan uses JIS, or Japanese horspower...not sure what
>  conditions they use....
>  Remember, all horsepower/torque ratings are at full throttle.

But my real question is here is not HOW horsepower works, but who is 
accurate?  Seems as though when my friends and I talk he is always boosting 
about this 195 Horsepower car and laugh at my 164hps car.  But his car is 
Japanese and mine is German.  So who is accurate?

JIS and SAE and german(not sure what this is) likes to use difference methods 
of measuring horsepower but when they import it in the US they do another 
test on the cars.  So who has the right horsepower?

Jason C
89 200t10v
Redmond WA