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Re: RPM vs Torque - a Fairy Tale

To: Theo Smit <theo.smit@dynastream.com>
Subject: Re: RPM vs Torque - a Fairy Tale
From: sosnaenergyconsulting <sosnaenergyconsulting@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 15:07:26 -0800
Sounds good to me!


David (mostly stuck in traffic rather than racing around the wide open 
spaces) Sosna

Theo Smit wrote:

> 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.
> Theo
> -----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
> Steve:
> 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 
> torque?
> Best Regards
> David Sosna

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