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skyeg3
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My dad and I are having a debate about HP and torque. He thinks that a 400hp diesel with 800ft lbs of torque will have more power and out pull and have better acceleration than a gas engine with 400 hp andf say 300 ftlbs of torque. As I understand it, the relationship between HP and torque is as follows
HP = (Torque x RPM) / 5252
So ultimately HP is what determines the power of a vehicle. Who is right?
HP = (Torque x RPM) / 5252
So ultimately HP is what determines the power of a vehicle. Who is right?