What is horsepower and torque? What is the difference between them?

How does Torque come in?

Torque allows jumping off the starting line. Scientifically, it is the measurement of the force that causes an object to rotate. The torque value of the vehicle determines its acceleration. Most of the people generally confuse with these two terms, but they actually need torque than horsepower. When we look for zero to 60mph in just 4 seconds, this basically happens due to larger torque.

Basic Difference in Horsepower and Torque

Horsepower moves the vehicle, provides an ability to run on the highway and accelerate at normal conditions.

Torque is basically the force that starts the vehicle when at rest and pulls it to steep hills. It also provides power when we are towing a vehicle or hauling heavy material from behind.




  1. Parvej July 20, 2017
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