The amount of water flowing through Hoover Dam could fill as many as 27 Olympic-size swimming pools in one minute.
Waukesha engines are painted bright orange and roar while operating. These features have earned them the nickname "thunder pumpkins."
Since the 1980s, most hydroplane races have been won by boats using a turbine engine originally designed for Vietnam-era Chinook helicopters.
Inventor James Watt's first steam engine produced 6 horsepower. Within 20 years, his engines delivered as much as 190 horsepower.
Narrator: From the firebreathing fastest cars on land to some of the most extreme engines on water to the cutting edge technology of today's hybrid automobiles. Horsepower has defined the way we move for two centuries. Is there really the power of 200 horses under your hood? Find out now as we rev up for Horsepower, on Modern Marvels.
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Driver, Skoal Racing Funny Car
Lexus Dealer Education Manager
Driver, Skull Gear Dragster
Professor of Physics, L.A. Mission College
SAE Certified Power Program Manager
GM Development Engineer
GM Director, Dyno Engine Development
SAE Certified Witness
Manager, Turbine Engine Warehouse
Ken Muscatel, PhD
Second Engineer, Cosco "Long Beach"
Captain, Cosco "Long Beach"
VP Engineering, Waukesha Engine
VP Sales, Waukesha Engine
Manager, Engineering, Waukesha Engine
Director, Engineering and Planning, Hoover Dam
Guide Service Coordinator, Hoover Dam
Engineer, CA State Water Project
Edmonston Mechanical Supervisor
Lexus Senior Product Education Administration