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Give me two pieces of information.

1. Your current road speed.

2. You choose the second piece of information, crank torque or crank hp.

It turns out if you give me crank torque, I cannot calculate how much force (torque) is actually being put to the ground at the wheels. You'll have to tell me your gearing too!

However, if you tell me your (current) crank hp and road speed alone I can tell you your torque at the wheels.

Crank torque doesn't give you the same information as hp does and yes the car with the higher integrated hp (or average hp) per gear will be faster assuming the same weight. It may very easily be the case that the car with the higher torque per gear is slower (I can come up with a very simple example and I'm sure 911st can too, ... actually I think he just did in the prior post).

Statements like torque accelerates you and hp keeps you going are misleading if not false.
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