LETTER: Horse ... power?

Has anyone else noticed just how meaningless "horsepower" has become? In my youth, the State of Ohio had facilities for me
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

Has anyone else noticed just how meaningless "horsepower" has become? In my youth, the State of Ohio had facilities for measuring brake horsepower and listed it on automotive titles. My father's Hudson, according to the dealer -- 150 HP; according to the state -- 27 HP.

Considering the insane inflation of advertising claims since then, can anyone anywhere actually believe that advertising horsepower has any relevance?

Not me.

Ed Ashley

Milan