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Power is limited by fuel delivery rate. The amount of power the engine actually puts out after frictional losses will be greatest at a lower rpm for a given constant fuel delivery rate. This is because the frictional losses increase with the square of the speed while the power increases linearly with increasing engine speed (rpm) with a given amount of torque.

Therefore, if you can get enough air in per stroke to burn the maximum fuel delivery rate then you will make more power at a lower rpm while also making more torque for the same reasons of friction's relation to engine speed.
1971 chassis, 2.7RS spec MFI engine, suspension mods, lightened

Suspension by Rebel Racing, Serviced by TLG Auto, Brakes by PMB Performance
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