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Old 05-14-2013, 04:57 PM
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Under the Hood: What is Torque? What is Horsepower?



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Automakers are always looking for an edge over the competition. Any spec-sheet advantage, no matter how insignificant, is fair game. Engine output is often something they brag about. One vehicle may have more horsepower but a competing car could offer more torque. What’s the difference between these two measurements? What do they mean? Surprisingly these terms are totally different but related.
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Torque is how much pressure it takes to break a bolt off, horsepower is how fast you do it.....
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Best way I described the difference in the two when I work as a dynamometer tech was Clydesdale - torque race horse - hp

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I once told by a old mechanic horsepower sells cars but torque wins races
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