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      05-27-2011, 03:05 AM   #74
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Originally Posted by Optherion View Post
The first time they ran the Veyron engine full throttle in testing, it caught the building on fire. The engine produced nearly 3,000 horsepower at full power.
Not true. Almost a semantic issue but not quite. Engines used for vehicles are always rated as to how much mechanical power they produce, never the total power. If you used this same way of measuring you would also say the E92 produces 1200 hp (or perhaps only 1000, whatever).