Re: How Much Power Do I Need?
It's worth noting that an EF Falcon (a 1550kg Australian Ford family car) consumes 13kw at the wheels to drive at 105km/h. The car has a cd of 0.31, and is normally powered by a 4 litre engine. It gets 7.5l/100km in this state, and is about 18% efficient.
That figure was actually measured on a dyno, it is not a calculated figure.
It's also worth noting that unless you want to spend an hour getting to your cruise speed you need more power. A figure of around 35kw/1000kg has been proven to be adequate for safe highway overtaking and hill climbing
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Last edited by BLSTIC; 06-16-2010 at 08:04 PM.