Horsepower is an evocative term that gets kicked around a lot in automotive circles. But despite more = faster, what does it mean? Would 241 horses get you from Denver to Portland as quickly as, say, a 241-horsepower Lexus IS 200t?

Turns out it’s not that simple. In this latest Accelerated Ideas video, presented by Lexus, Supercars of London YouTuber Paul Wallace breaks it down for you in less than a minute — including the top hp a human can hit, however briefly.

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