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Can some one explain in english what the difference between BHP and torque is,
which is the one for acceleration,
ust looking at my janspeed readout, last night, i have a higher bhp than most but a lower torque than some, is that wrong for a 160
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Peak torque does not necessarily win races.

You can have less torque than the other car at peak levels, but a flat torque curve for a longer period and be better off.

If you look at a dyno plot, the total area under the torque curve is what is important, not the peak.
 

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bhp is a rating of power. It is essentially the mechanical equivelent of the 60w rating on your lightbulbs. Torque is the turning ability of a shaft. If power is in a straight line, torque is the rotational equivalent of torque.
 

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Torque

TD Owner:- "194ib torque gets you up hillls bloody quick"!

Motorcycle engines produce loads of BHP but not alot of torque, hence they are great stuck in stripped out grasstrack cars or flyweight Lotus Seven replicas but would be absolute useless even in a tiny roadcar
 

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Definition of Torque:
The Torque on an object about some pivot point is due to the action of a force on the object

Horsepower is officially defined as "the amount of energy required to lift 550 pounds, one foot, in one second."

Or in English horsepower is the amount of energy created by the engine and torque is that energy that the engine creates throught the wheels
 
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