[DMCForum] Re: Questions on Houstons engine
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[DMCForum] Re: Questions on Houstons engine



On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, content22207 wrote:

> A high torque engine operating in a fairly narrow power band may post
> low HP numbers, but is actually more powerful than a low torque, high
> rev'ing engine with higher HP numbers. That's one reason you never see a
> sports car towing a boat trailer.

Bill is obviously not familiar with Audi turbo engines.  :-)

> Note also that such an engine is useless until it rev's up to its power
> band -- if you can't get there, you have nothing. Standing still, that
> 300 HP sports car hooked to a boat trailer would either stall, or burn
> up its clutch/clutch discs, trying to move.

mmm-hmmm... I've got a 450 horsepower, 580 lb-ft twin turbo Audi that tows
a 2000 lb trailer just fine, thanks.

Just giving you a hard time, Bill...  :)

-andrew


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