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Randy Pobst explains the difference between Horsepower & Torque

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Randy Pobst explains the difference between Horsepower & Torque



Randy has driven nearly every type of car on Earth and today in this story, he uses a few great examples to explain the different in Horsepower and Torque.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Chuck

    October 12, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you

  2. Truth's Knight_0777

    October 12, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    It really comes down to how efficiently the engine can apply momentum to the driving wheels through the tranny. High rpms and low torque is a useless combination for the machine that does actual usable work. Guys like me who love to fly will tell you about the constant speed propeller that puts the brakes on rpms, and boosts torque by varying the pitch (angle) of its blades in flight. We need that nice steep curve after takeoff, we need the torque. Loool!

  3. J. Ffrench

    October 13, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Even the legends know that for small motors not many out there pull like a Honda especially NA with Kseries making 250-300hp now a days. Or 500hp NA if you’re pockets are deep.

  4. drxvms

    October 13, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Torque = how fast you can accelerate
    Horsepower = how long you can keep accelerating at that rate

  5. djsonicc

    October 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Randy's selfies are the best lol

  6. aintnunbutapenut

    October 13, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    The quickest 5 minutes ever

  7. tangles01

    October 14, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Tourque is the force… hp is revs x torque simple

  8. LonewolfeE5

    October 14, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall. Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

  9. whip66it

    October 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I want a ringtone with Randy Pobst doing baaaaaaaaaaap baaaaaaaaaaaap

  10. It5KuyaA11enMunchies Munchies-Level-Loweyes

    October 14, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    okay that last part of the video the commercial part now that's some GTA shit.

  11. Eric N

    October 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Randy is my hero!

  12. af1rs2jl

    October 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    ….so what happened to that MR2? Did i miss something?

  13. 383mazda

    October 16, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Torque units: Foot*Pounds
    Horsepower units: Foot*Pounds per second

    All the torque in the world won't win you a race if you don't have the HP to use it

  14. rokjoke

    October 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I like Randy a lot. But it's worth really understanding torque and horsepower from an engineering perspective rather than these "rule-of-thumb" explanations.

  15. blackericdenice

    October 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I love hearing people talk about the difference between old and new engines. I drove an 89 Mustang LX 5.0 with 225 hp at 4200 rpm. It ran out of cam at 4800 rpm. Friday I rented a 2017 Camaro 3.6 v6 with 335 hp at 6800 rpm that shifted at 7000 rpm.

  16. Branden McNabb

    October 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I thought IROC-Z wasn't introduced until 1985?

  17. rudy torres

    October 18, 2017 at 6:56 am

    He's like the bill nye of car culture.

  18. Rancho Polvorin

    October 20, 2017 at 1:18 am

    horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you

  19. Johnny Elfes

    October 21, 2017 at 9:57 am

  20. WHEAL

    October 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I love these videos but damn dude, that echo in the audio is awful, put some foam on the walls

  21. Siddharth Nandi

    October 22, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Is torque and moment the same thing?

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