It all depends on GEARING.Gump said:Some ppl say that max torque at lower rpm is faster. Others say that more rpm is faster even if max torque is reached at a higher rpm.
But isn't it faster to reach max toruque at lower rpm even if the max rpm is lower than the other car?
This is in reference to the 330Ci vs. the RX-8
Who would win?
For any given vehicle speed, maximum acceleration is achieved @/as close as possible to PEAK ENGINE HORSEPOWER.
All other things being equal (including HP, weight, etc), the vehicle making more torque will tend to be slightly quicker, due SOLELY to the limitations imposed by the limited # of gears in a "regular" transmission.