The Dollar per Horsepower thread

cdbob

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Here's a simple idea that came from a comment I made on the irc

You take the price you paid for your car and you divide it by the amount of horsepower your car has.

For example, my car was $6500/ 100 horsepower

Which makes it $65 a horsepower and $34.75 a lb foot of torque.

If it's new use the base price of the car.



EDIT: Please make sure to INCLUDE THE MAKE AND MODEL OF THE CAR you are using these numbers on. We will also need your engine displacement in cc, it's horsepower and torque (in hp and lb/feet) and your transmission type.

THIS IS HOW I WANT TO SEE THE INFORMATION: (I used Mauger's as an example)

Ford
F250 4x4 ext cab
Diesel
Auto 4 speed
1999
Canada
Pickup Truck
2045 KG
235hp
335 ft-lb stock
$5500
7.3l
Bought used in 2008
I WON'T BE ENTERING IN HALF COMPLETED FIELDS FROM HERE ON OUT. TRYING TO FIND THE SPECS ON DOZENS OF CARS ON GOOGLE IS INACCURATE AND TIME CONSUMING.

Here is a speadsheet I am we are working on



Here is the hard link to the table: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgX0AmiajqbfdGpubW5xR1E5VmpoYUdsdXB4RHNtSkE#gid=0

If you want to screw around here is the screwaround copy
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...zh2dmppUkRXdzlabWVhNGc&authkey=CLno8e4E#gid=0

Special thanks for Viper007Bond for getting the code to embed this, Perc for fine tuning the table and many other ircers for entering a lot of information.

If you want edit permissions pm me your gmail address
 
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Chaos

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For the Integra, 140hp (When new lol) for $3,500. That puts it at $25/horsepower and $35/ft/lb.

For the G37, 330hp for $28,000. $84.85/hp and $103.70/lb/ft.

Not bad. Lol.
 

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oh god, used pt bought @ 2004 for 20 000 euros
142 usd/hp
105 eur/Nm
 

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8500? -> about 11k / 170 hp which makes 64,7 $/hp
and 11k / 195nm (143.81lb foot) = 76,9 $/lbft
 

_HighVoltage_

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My current Volvo cost me $6,400 and it has 237hp/243ft.lbs

This comes up to:
$27 per horse power
$26.33 per ft. lbs.
 

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Mustang: Paid about $9830 (some fees in there) for it and at 260 hp 302 ft lbs of torque, it that works out to $37.8/hp and $32.5 per ft lbs. Awesome value!

Viper: Paying $62975 for it and at 600 hp and 560 ft lbs of torque, it works out to $104.6/hp and $112.5 per ft lbs. A lot more than my Mustang but well worth it. :)
 
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If you include tax, title, and license, my Fit worked out to $174 per horsepower. But that's before VTEC kicks in, yo.
 

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As the dollar/horsepower curve reaches 0, vtec really kicks in, yo.
 

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138?/hp, 85?/Nm new. To me this looks more of a measure for how old you buy :dunno:
In extreme cases yes, but for more modern cars (past 10-15 years) it still works fairly well

For example you can get a Z06 Corvette for around $35,000 USD
Which gives you about $69 per horsepower and around the same for torque.

Then again this is a just for fun sort of thing.
 
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919: $14.55/hp, $23.88/lb-ft.
Truck: $9.52/hp, $4.71/lb-ft.
 
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