Yesterday was the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, and while the actual moon landing part of the whole thing tends to get the most attention, the launch itself was nothing at which to sneeze. That Saturn V rocket was powerful. How powerful? Well, let's put it in terms of cars.

Horsepower is actually a pretty ridiculous metric to use for something like a rocket, but, luckily, being ridiculous never stopped anyone, so we know the Saturn V's first stage made about 160,000,000 HP. That's a lot of power, sure, but how many Dodge Hellcats would that be? Those guys have been going on and on about big HP numbers.


Or maybe Focus STs? Or even 2CVs? The 2CV number is interesting, because in order to reach the number of 2CVs needed to match a Saturn V, we'd have to get Citroën to pull all their old 2CV manufacturing gear out from the bottom of the Seine and make about 3 million more 2CVs. Now, if we count 2CVs and all the variants like Meharis and stuff, sure, we're okay, but I just wanted you to be aware.

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