SCCA racing legend and Motor Trend presenter Randy Pobst has driven just about every car on the planet. So when it comes to clearing up the often misunderstood difference between your car’s two primary power ratings—horsepower and torque—he’s definitely up for the job.
Even more than a muscle car, the Pagani Zonda took the “big engine in a little car” formula to the extreme. Here’s a quick demonstration of how the 7.3-liter Mercedes V12 worked in a car that weighs as much as a Mini Cooper.
Units of measurement are tricky. Ideally, the best ones will convey not just a cold tally of some length or velocity or whatever, but also suggest a sort of visceral feel of the concept being measured. I think there’s room for improvement in the way we measure torque, and it has a lot to do with what bullies did to…
We love to talk about torque around here, but what is torque, really? Isn’t horsepower the important thing? Are they the same? Here’s a handy guide for you to sound smart around your gearhead friends.
The formula is correct with this bawdy German duo. A well balanced chassis, drive to the rear wheels, and most importantly a potent V8 motor up front. Only thing missing was a sinuous stretch of tarmac, which we just so happened to find.
Tetsuuuo! Kaneda's bike is real. It's called the 2015 Honda NM4, it's on-sale in America, and yesterday, I was one of the first journalists to ride it. Spoiler Alert: It really does feel like it belongs in Neo-Tokyo.
We're excited for the new, compact 2015 Jeep Renegade. But, will it go off-road? We called up Jeep's chief engineer and asked. He gave us exclusive, never-before-seen specs and details.
The Mission RS isn’t notable because it’s electric or because it’s designed and made in America. Or even because it’s really, really fast. Why you’re going to sit down and read every single word of this world-first review is simply because it’s a superior performance motorcycle to any yet made. Period.
Is it just us, or does the center gauge on this 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe say "torque"? If it does, then its the first car we know of to come with a torquemeter. What function could a torquemeter have and how does it work?
Although a car's horsepower is the statistic you hear about more often, many argue Ft-Lbs of torque is the one that matters. Because our personal cars produce more torque than horsepower, I guess we agree. How many Ft-Lbs of torque do you own?
When Spiro Pappas plants his foot in this, the sickest Camaro ever, the car doesn't run a 6-second quarter mile, but rather pulls a Chuck Norris and may actually spin the Earth backwards.