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Originally Posted by 911st View Post
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Brian,

As to TQ/weight, I understand what is being said. I might not think it is technically proper to describe a built motor as 'making torque'.

However it is a 'generally accepted term' to describe a motor where the cams are timed and the other factors of the motor are tuned to make power lower in the RPM range. This type of motor is much more drivable and responsive in daily driving.

Ergo, I surrender said argument to differences in vocabulary.
This is not a difference of vocabulary. It's the proper usage of terms regarding the Laws of Physics.

For someone who evangelizes the "VE" of an engine all over this site, suddenly HP is the name of the game. VE is one of the key components of torque generation. Torque is the essence of power, in this case, horsepower.

Power (P), in general terms, is defined as;

P = (Force[a.k.a torque] x distance)/time

Acceleration (a) is defined, in general terms, as;

a= Force(a.k.a. torque) /m (mass of a body)

Do you see the interdependency between the two (Force and acceleration) ?

What Brian was explaining with "TQ/weight" is the definition of Acceleration. It can't be redefined....this is one of Newton's Laws of Physics.
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