Horsepower equals torque multiplied by rpm, divided by a constant.
Because there is generally a limit on how fast you can spin an engine, having higher torque allows for greater horsepower at lower rpms.
This is also why people talk about “low-end torque” being important for better power at slower speeds.
What does torque mean in a car?
Torque is the amount of “turning power” you have, in the same way that you turn a wrench. 369 foot-pounds means that if you had a wrench that was 1 foot long, and applied a force of 369 pounds directly perpendicular to that wrench, you would get 369 foot-pounds of torque. But what can the torque do inside your car?
What is the best torque for cars?
Highest Torque Cars:
- 1,696 lb-ft. Koenigsegg Regera.
- 1,254 lb-ft. Bugatti Divo.
- 1,106 lb-ft. Karma Revero.
- 981 lb-ft. Porsche 918 Spyder.
- 944 lb-ft of torque. Koenigsegg Agera RS.
- 774 lb-ft. 2021 Pagani Huayra Roadster BC.
Does more torque mean faster acceleration?
More horsepower generally means a car has a higher top speed, while more torque generally means a car can accelerate faster.
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