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Old 11-10-2008, 10:07 AM   #21
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the way i have had it explained that made sense... HP is the engines ability to keep the torque through higher revs. run out of horsepower = run out of ability to produce more torque = run out of ability to continue accelerating

with 100 lbft torque and 100 hp, maybe you can get 100 mph... add 20 hp and you can keep the torque longer so you may get 110mph... with only 100 hp, you loose tha ability to gain more speed after 100 because you cannot keep up the torque curve

torque accelerates, hp helps overcome the higher forces that come with higher speeds
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:49 PM   #22
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"Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall; torque is how hard you'll punch through it". Basic, but apt.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:30 PM   #23
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horsepower = (torque×RPM) / 5252 that is your formula for horsepower. see why i say horsepower is just a number?
This, by the way, also explains why horse power and torque curves always cross at around 5200 RPM.
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