its peak hp is at such a low rpm, thats great

Discussion in '2000 Ford Saleen Mustang S-281' started by SpeedwaGod, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. Re: its peak hp is at such a low rpm, thats great

    V8's dont usually have a high RPM level due to heavy parts to move, they usually get peak performance/torque/power at lower revs..

    consider it a great thing. maybe all that torque could be used to.. tow trailers.. or boats.. :D
     
  2. Re: its peak hp is at such a low rpm, thats great

    "Horespower sells cars, TORQUE wins races."

    Carrol Shelby.

    Who needs to rev to 9000 rpm to get power. Why not use your displacement?
     
  3. Re: its peak hp is at such a low rpm, thats great

    cuz if a V8 redlines at 3,000RPM's, and makes 200HP, and they can make it reline at 6,000RPM's, it could make 250HP.

    so why make a 5ltr 120HP V8, when u could make a 2ltr 240HP 4cyl

    and tq does help, but revving higher helps more.

    reving high is a good thing.
     
  4. Re: its peak hp is at such a low rpm, thats great

    That's not always true. Think of it this way, you're on a mountain bike. You're 3rd gear or so. You max out your pedaling speed and go faster, but not making a power (this can be seen by how your legs are just moving fast and no "burn" is involved); now, you're in 3rd but only doing about half of what is possible, you're making constant power because there is almost a constant "burn". Certain engines make better hp/torque at low rpms (V6's, V8's) and other make it high (I4's, I6's, V10's, V12's)
     
  5. Re: its peak hp is at such a low rpm, thats great

    Also it's better on your engine life cus if your car is tunring 9000 rpm's to make more horsepower that engine is wokring alot harder than than a engine thats turning 5000 rpm's to make the same amount of power
     

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