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RE: RPM vs Torque - a Fairy Tale

To: sosnaenergyconsulting <sosnaenergyconsulting@cox.net>,
Subject: RE: RPM vs Torque - a Fairy Tale
From: Theo Smit <theo.smit@dynastream.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 13:23:07 -0700
How about ".... from having a flat horsepower curve through a wide RPM
band?". Because when people argue torque vs. horsepower, THAT's what
they're really arguing about: a broad (but possibly lower peak) power
output range, vs. a narrow, high-peak power output. It's all about
maximizing the area under the curve as dictated by the transmission you
use, and the traffic environment you have to cope with.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-tigers@autox.team.net [mailto:owner-tigers@autox.team.net]On
Behalf Of sosnaenergyconsulting
Sent: November 4, 2003 12:33 PM
To: Steve Laifman
Cc: Tiger's Den
Subject: Re: RPM vs Torque - a Fairy Tale

Great story--and a wonderful illustration!
While tempted by the Bugatti part of the story, I don't think I'll go 
out and buy one of those pocket rockets with bags of horsepower at a 
zillion rpm, though.  I understand that they aren't much fun on a day to

day basis unless I keep the revs up all the time--in fact, did I 
understand correctly that your final chapter to the story seemed to 
illustrate the benefits of day to day drivability from having lots of 

Best Regards

David Sosna

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