If someone built a homemade car is there a minimum horsepower or wheelbase you need?

5 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    What Country?

    UK needs pass MOT no matter who made it.

    US cars need pass   2019 safety regulations, smog.

    Wheelbase  and Hp vary. Look at that "smart " car? Looks like a Golf Cart..

    Model "t"s only developed  20 ponies,  but legal on freeway.   I'd  shoot for Power to Weight, not raw power, if I were U. Go for a minimum of  .11 hp/lb . 

  • 9 months ago

    Depends on number of wheels--2,3.4 or more, gross weight, what you might carry.

    Depends on where you wish to drive it---

    private property like farm or ranch or orchard

    race track

    city streets


    All have different requirements. Varies by location--country, state, parish, province, shire, canton.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    You need to worry how to pass the crash and emission standards first.

  • 9 months ago

    You couldn't build a homemade car that would pass all the federal safety and emissions standards etc etc.

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    9 months ago


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