Torque vs. Horsepower

12-17-2017, 01:05 AM
How does acceleration feel in a car that has lots of horsepower, but not that much torque, vs. a car that has lots of torque but less horsepower? For example, the Honda Civic LX has a 2.0L engine with 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, vs. the Volkswagen Golf TDI, which has a 2.0L diesel engine with 140 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque.

12-22-2017, 05:44 AM
Golf will accelerate more efficiently at the beggining. About 60 mph Honda will take the lead. More torque than HP means the maximum power is reached at lower RPM.

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