The available power of an engine, assessed by measuring the force needed to brake it.‘the net brake horsepower is only up by six’
- ‘The most powerful car in the race has an undisclosed output of between 300 or 400 brake horsepower.’
- ‘Seventy-five percent power will require about 2,450 rpm with a brake-specific fuel consumption of .435 pounds per brake horsepower.’
- ‘This event had the best profile any single stage has ever seen so nobody could predict a winner and there was almost 2,500 brake horsepower in the top ten alone.’
brake horsepower/brāk ˈhôrsˌpou(ə)r/
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