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2fast4u2 said:
197 bhp @ 7800 rpm
139 lb-ft @ 6200 rpm
that defiantely the specs?
why is tq so low?
almost all other manufactures can get a car to have the same amount of tq as hp..
hondas neva do, anyone know why?
 

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DeezV604 said:
that defiantely the specs?
why is tq so low?
almost all other manufactures can get a car to have the same amount of tq as hp..
hondas neva do, anyone know why?

This info was taken from Road and Track produced SPEED magazine.
 

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DeezV604 said:
that defiantely the specs?
why is tq so low?
almost all other manufactures can get a car to have the same amount of tq as hp..
hondas neva do, anyone know why?
displacement makes torque, hp is made by intelligence
some others to compare
acura rsx-s 2.0l 210hp 141tq
ford focus 2.0l 136hp 133tq
scion tc 2.4l 160hp 163tq
acura tsx 2.4l 200hp 166tq
NOW do you see how THEY stack up i think 140tq for a 2.0l n/a engine is great honda makes far more horsepower than any of the cars in it's class
 

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02boostlessVIC said:
displacement makes torque, hp is made by intelligence
some others to compare
acura rsx-s 2.0l 210hp 141tq
ford focus 2.0l 136hp 133tq
scion tc 2.4l 160hp 163tq
acura tsx 2.4l 200hp 166tq
NOW do you see how THEY stack up i think 140tq for a 2.0l n/a engine is great honda makes far more horsepower than any of the cars in it's class
thanks
so looking at those specs, what would win from a total stop, a rsx-s or a tc?
like in a drag race?
im not to smart when it comes to cars as far as specs and shyt, but i do know that tq matters alot from a stop...??
 

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DeezV604 said:
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so looking at those specs, what would win from a total stop, a rsx-s or a tc?
like in a drag race?
im not to smart when it comes to cars as far as specs and shyt, but i do know that tq matters alot from a stop...??
rsx-s would win by far, torque matters yes but horsepower is more important in this case rsx-s 1/4 mile- 14.8 sec tc 1/4 mile- 15.7 sec but then scion weighs 3000lbs and rsx about 2800lbs so many things come into consideration but almost always more horsepower means faster
 

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torque makes for low end power that help the car accelerate, but hp makes for higher top speeds and top end power. gearing makes the most of these elements, but if you want more torque you have to sacifice a lot of hp; but if you want more hp, you have to sacrifice a little bit of torque.

Hondas are slow off the line because (STOCK) the hp/torque ratio is low compared to dodge/chevy/ford. However, the higher the hp and rev limit, the easier it is for a low torque car to take out a high displacement car, because the high revs with the high hp will burn the tires and keep the car at high rpms at the start, where most cars would drop rpms to very low levels, requiring a lot more torque. Also, combine that with a close transmission, and all you need is hp pretty much.


Ah physics....It's all about momentum:)


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