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Background: I am doing a project dealing with a car (Jaguar S-Type R). I have calculated the power (P = E/t) and the Kinetic energy (KE = 1/2mv2)

Question: If the engine generates a constant power of Pavg, calculate the time it would take to accelerate from 0-30mph, 0-40mph, etc.

I know the speeds (v0 = 0mph, v = 30mph), mass (1847.48kg), power (171.3078Hp, or 94219.284 ft-lbs/s), and Kinetic energy (664,537.1725J)

So, can I calculate the Force by converting 94219.284ft-lbs/s into Newtons? I really do not know what ft-lbs/s can be converted. If I was able to determine the force of this car than I could use Newton’s second law equation: acceleration (Sum of Force)/(time) this would determine the acceleration; and then I could determine the sec by using this equation: a = change in v/ time

I think I am completely off track, if anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated!