Originally Posted by GreenFrog
Well, "power" as an abstract concept for superiority by virtue of said-traction (how violently did your balls tingle by my aforementioned statement?).
Understandable lapse in understanding from, well, you
Hmmm, you don't understand what 'power' is. Power in automotive terms is horsepower, which is an engine's ability to hold engine speed in the face of resistance. The slang for torque is grunt, neither relates to a drive-train's ability to transition that horsepower to 2 or 4 wheels.
If you are using power in the generic sense, then you're another millennial that can't use terminology in proper context. A car with less power and better traction can have more 'power' in the millennial sense than the reverse. If this is what you mean than I'll give you a pass for your handicap. But FYI, torque is an engine's ability to accelerate, power, an engines ability to maintain speed. Brake horsepower is the measure of an engine's horsepower before the loss in power caused by the drivetrain. Wheel horsepower is what actually makes it to the axle. At this point tire traction, the road and other factors are considered.
It's ok bro, your complex is generational. Try listening. There is no such thing as an abstract sense of power, its a contextual sense. In both instances well, you
, are wrong.Edited by idfnl - 3/9/13 at 7:03pm