Quarter Mile Horsepower Calculator
To calculate the engine horsepower
of a vehicle, enter the 1/4 mile trap speed in MPH and the Weight in lbs. Hit
the Calculate HP button to obtain your estimated value.
Trap Speed - How Is This Used In The Estimated
The Trap Speed method involves the measurement of the speed of a vehicle at the end of a fixed distance run
(usually the distance is taken as 1/4 of a mile).
The total weight of the vehicle including the occupants
and fuel loading over the Trap Speed run should be used when
estimating the vehicle horsepower.