## Saturday, December 31, 2022

Everybody knows that cars are about horsepower and torque!  But what does that even mean?  What is Horsepower?  What is Torque? We get into the nitty gritty of force- talkin’ ‘bout Torque and ft. lbs., and we build up to the triumphant power we measure with horses. It's Horsepower! ...did I need to say horsepower?  We explore the relationship between horsepower and torque.   You’ll find out what all those dyno numbers mean, and why diesel engines can make a bunch of torque, but not always as much horsepower as gas engines.  It’s FORCE!  It’s POWER! It’s HORSES!  It’s SCIENCE GARAGE!

Bart teaches us how cars work by blowing stuff up and cutting things in half.  It’s a science show for the car lover who’s easily bored.  Join Bart as he explains the science behind everything automotive.  This is cars down to the atom.  This is Science Garage.

Which is better, horsepower or torque? Two words that are often stated in the car community, but often misunderstood. This video seeks to clarify the difference between the two, without silly analogies like "horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take it with you" (which, by the way, is highly inaccurate).

Torque is a force acting at a radius, while horsepower simply incorporates time into the equation. This video will discuss the differences, how each applies to internal combustion engines, how they relate, what peak torque and peak horsepower actually mean, and how to analyze torque and horsepower curves. Finally, what's more important for acceleration, a car with lots of power, or lots of torque?

Let's get technical. With the context of an engine: Power = Torque x Angular Velocity. In imperial units, this translates to Horsepower = Torque x RPM / 5252.

Everybody knows that cars are about horsepower and torque!  But what does that even mean?  What is Horsepower?  What is Torque? We get into the nitty gritty of force- talkin’ ‘bout Torque and ft. lbs., and we build up to the triumphant power we measure with horses. It's Horsepower! ...did I need to say horsepower?  We explore the relationship between horsepower and torque.   You’ll find out what all those dyno numbers mean, and why diesel engines can make a bunch of torque, but not always as much horsepower as gas engines.  It’s FORCE!  It’s POWER! It’s HORSES!  It’s SCIENCE GARAGE!

Bart teaches us how cars work by blowing stuff up and cutting things in half.  It’s a science show for the car lover who’s easily bored.  Join Bart as he explains the science behind everything automotive.  This is cars down to the atom.  This is Science Garage.

Which is better, horsepower or torque? Two words that are often stated in the car community, but often misunderstood. This video seeks to clarify the difference between the two, without silly analogies like "horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take it with you" (which, by the way, is highly inaccurate).

Torque is a force acting at a radius, while horsepower simply incorporates time into the equation. This video will discuss the differences, how each applies to internal combustion engines, how they relate, what peak torque and peak horsepower actually mean, and how to analyze torque and horsepower curves. Finally, what's more important for acceleration, a car with lots of power, or lots of torque?

Let's get technical. With the context of an engine: Power = Torque x Angular Velocity. In imperial units, this translates to Horsepower = Torque x RPM / 5252.