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Post Horsepower and Torque: A Practical Explanation

http://www.car-videos.net/articles/h...wer_torque.asp

This is a decent write up that I stumbled upon today.. Check it out...

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Good find Ken.

My car is well, it's like 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag...

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Ken you rock.

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But very few V-8 muscle heads believe this though sad to say. My EVO has a torque curve from hell.... flate as a pancake from 4700 RPM to beyond readline above 350 lb-ft (on Buschur Racings Mustang Dyno) Acceleration in any given gear should be smooooooooooooth in my car, if you can call being pinned back in my seat like I am being catapulted off of an Aircraft Carrier smooth

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yeah i know, fourdoor. that's why this torque - power and curves relationship baffles me. (as in firstly if torques the main drive why do ppl boast horses? secondly there is no relationship! the evo broke it up!)
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i prefer this explanation better

"Torque wins Races and Horsepower sells Cars"

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^ I hear that...

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i prefer this explanation better

"Torque wins Races and Horsepower sells Cars"


+1 to that.. I think Manics proves that point quite well.

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