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Torque vs Horsepower | How It Works

Published on Apr 25, 2018 1,388,494 views

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Everybody knows that cars are about horsepower and torque! But what does that even mean? What is Horsepower? What is Torque? We get into the nitty gritty of force- talkin’ ‘bout Torque and ft. lbs., and we build up to the triumphant power we measure with horses. It's Horsepower! ...did I need to say horsepower? We explore the relationship between horsepower and torque. You’ll find out what all those dyno numbers mean, and why diesel engines can make a bunch of torque, but not always as much horsepower as gas engines. It’s FORCE! It’s POWER! It’s HORSES! It’s SCIENCE GARAGE!

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Comments
  • James The Folf
    James The Folf 8 месяцев назад in the case of the mustang horsepower is how hard you hit the crowd, and torque is how far you drag the bodies.
  • Faust Sin
    Faust Sin 4 часа назад That that.... is strangley accurate lol
  • Juiceboxguy2000 ty
    Juiceboxguy2000 ty 5 дней назад 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S did you really have to respond
  • mahmoud64273
    mahmoud64273 6 дней назад James The Folf hahahahahahahaha
  • Alex Ivrsn
    Alex Ivrsn Неделю назад 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀
  • Dylan Downright
    Dylan Downright 1 месяц назад Lmfao
  • Our Lord and Savior Tachanka KingDestroyah
    Our Lord and Savior Tachanka KingDestroyah 1 месяц назад Lol!
  • William Shao
    William Shao 1 месяц назад haha, you are a genius😂
  • mo salah
    mo salah 2 месяца назад LMAO I'm dead 😂👌
  • MetraMan09
    MetraMan09 2 месяца назад And only lose one fat cow lol
  • Nimthemrei Luikham
    Nimthemrei Luikham 2 месяца назад This doesn't make sense to my dumb brain. Wouldn't the distance you drag the specific number of bodies be equivalent to how hard you hit the the specific number of bodies?
  • gamingmuffin620
    gamingmuffin620 2 месяца назад LarrcasM i know
  • LarrcasM
    LarrcasM 2 месяца назад @gamingmuffin620 mustangs are mad cheap my guy a corvette running the same time in a quarter as a 5.0 is literally ~25k more.
  • gamingmuffin620
    gamingmuffin620 2 месяца назад Oh fuck off, just because u cant afford one
  • TempestGodx
    TempestGodx 3 месяца назад James The Folf fucking hater
  • Rawov Un Lupin
    Rawov Un Lupin 3 месяца назад Chicken Feet a lot of devices add the @ in front of user names automatically.
  • Aaron James
    Aaron James 4 месяца назад Bahahahaha holly shit man thats dark. I like the cut of your jib good sir
  • Butch
    Butch 4 месяца назад Lmao
  • A person
    A person 4 месяца назад Stolen post lmao
  • psackett1000
    psackett1000 4 месяца назад @1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S I'll pay you 100 dollars to fuck off. Use it on a downpayment on a car
  • 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S
    1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S 4 месяца назад Derelict I don’t own a car. And in fact I kinda like Camaros more.
  • Derelict
    Derelict 4 месяца назад @1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S Aw man guys I found the mustang owner
  • Bear's End Productions
    Bear's End Productions 4 месяца назад And if it was done in a diesel we could watch it in slow motion
  • Oh my gosh Is that bread?
    Oh my gosh Is that bread? 5 месяцев назад James The Folf not all mustangs hit crowds. Mustang is a cheap car for good horsepower. That means more people can buy it. People that can’t drive powerful cars can also buy it! But still good joke
  • Reza Shefa
    Reza Shefa 5 месяцев назад Thats what happens when you have all your power going to the rear wheels with all the weight ahead of the front axle
  • 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S
    1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S 5 месяцев назад Did you really have to add that ‘@‘ symbol before my name?
  • Mantastic
    Mantastic 5 месяцев назад @1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S bet youre really fun at parties.
  • Chri Pedro
    Chri Pedro 5 месяцев назад This made me weak
  • Jaze Bootygainz
    Jaze Bootygainz 6 месяцев назад James The Folf fuck 😂😂
  • Elias Übelhör
    Elias Übelhör 6 месяцев назад Would it be the other way? Torque is how hard you are going to hit them...
  • 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S
    1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S 6 месяцев назад (изменено) Haha, love old overused jokes about people dying. It’s hilarious!
  • George George
    George George 6 месяцев назад @Justin Philip from a mustang?
  • Omega Beta
    Omega Beta 7 месяцев назад Mustang HerssPerss.
  • Last Trip.
    Last Trip. 7 месяцев назад Pretty spot on.
  • Walker Forsyth
    Walker Forsyth 8 месяцев назад That just might be the greatest comment I've ever seen on yt
  • Justin Philip
    Justin Philip 8 месяцев назад lmao. i am dead.
  • David Rubin
    David Rubin 6 месяцев назад this dude snorts so much cocaine
  • Juiceboxguy2000 ty
    Juiceboxguy2000 ty 5 дней назад dblade2003 it’s a joke relax nigga
  • nougatbitz
    nougatbitz 6 дней назад Gotta put that polished kitchen top to good use ... do I see powder traces there?
  • Fernando Martinez
    Fernando Martinez Неделю назад David Rubin cocaine makes you skinny this man works out
  • UFCMania155
    UFCMania155 Неделю назад He inhales his coke....he makes Charlie Sheen look like a noob
  • Dan Phillips
    Dan Phillips 2 недели назад He is just high on science.
  • Leventier Levensky
    Leventier Levensky 3 недели назад So over rated, So in other words anyone who is happy in life must be taking drugs? That's just low
  • Augustus Gloop
    Augustus Gloop 3 недели назад This dude high af on torque.
  • volarecantare
    volarecantare 1 месяц назад Inhales too much gasoline
  • Cory Mck
    Cory Mck 1 месяц назад no u
  • Rasheed Miller
    Rasheed Miller 1 месяц назад Eggpie_614 marijuana doesn’t do that to you
  • rad02907
    rad02907 1 месяц назад this made me spit my water, wasn't ready, lmao
  • bug a boo
    bug a boo 1 месяц назад @dblade2003 ever heard of a joke pussy?
  • Cyrosphere 01
    Cyrosphere 01 1 месяц назад I would too if I did this
  • Jacob Justus
    Jacob Justus 1 месяц назад He smokes crack through a 100mm turbo at full spool before each episode
  • Brindle Chihuahua
    Brindle Chihuahua 3 месяца назад My auto collision teacher said this guy talks to quick so he explained suspension to us that's how the mafia works
  • 100 subscribers without Any videos?
    100 subscribers without Any videos? 4 месяца назад And LSD Limited Slip Differential
  • dblade2003
    dblade2003 4 месяца назад why just why this is exactly why cyber bullying is happening on social media. do us all a favor and don't bring it to youtube. thanks and I hope you have a good day
  • dblade2003
    dblade2003 4 месяца назад why are people talking about drugs when this video was clearly about cars although it would take some brain cells to know that
  • dblade2003
    dblade2003 4 месяца назад come on how is that okay. why do you have to bring him down. like calm down we all know that when someone makes fun of someone else it reflects how the bully feels about themself
  • Tagheuer Woods
    Tagheuer Woods 4 месяца назад He probably absorbs it via a turbo-charger in the morning before recording
  • ColdMoonlight
    ColdMoonlight 4 месяца назад David Rubin OXYCLEAN!!! CLEANS WITH THE POWER OF OXYGEN!!! POWERTHIRST, AAAAAAGGGHHHH
  • Oh my gosh Is that bread?
    Oh my gosh Is that bread? 5 месяцев назад Eggpie_614 you mean meth?
  • Eggpie_614
    Eggpie_614 6 месяцев назад David Rubin he eats marijuana for breakfast
  • Surya mannadiar
    Surya mannadiar 2 недели назад Please make a Video How to Understand This VIDEO
  • Human Being
    Human Being 3 дня назад If you don't have basic mechanics (I'm talking physics mechanics, not car mechanics) down this video will be really hard to understand. To truly understand it study up on torques/moments, work/energy and forces. A little bit of basic calculus and really basic trigonometry also helps. There is a lot here and these guys did a good job of trying to simplify a very complex topic.
  • Angelo Silva
    Angelo Silva 8 месяцев назад my brain is fried......
  • Penguin from hell
    Penguin from hell 3 дня назад Same
  • Gerald Gilmore
    Gerald Gilmore 3 месяца назад (изменено) So can I add horsepower to my bicycle by putting a card in the spokes or not?
  • bakerdude06
    bakerdude06 Неделю назад Just tie a horse to your bike
  • Tamás Csörgő
    Tamás Csörgő 2 недели назад I exhaled through my nose more aggressively after reading this comment
  • chimpfann
    chimpfann 2 недели назад @The Fluffy Pineapple you must have some shitty stickers mine add 75
  • The Fluffy Pineapple
    The Fluffy Pineapple 4 недели назад Stickers add 50HP each
  • Scatttyyy R
    Scatttyyy R 1 месяц назад Wow..Obvious troll comment. The only ACTUAL way to add horsepower to your bicycle is to paint flames on the side.
  • Antonio Caldera
    Antonio Caldera 2 месяца назад You also have to scream. Similar to going Super Saiyan. As you are pedaling from 0-60 in under 4 seconds.
  • Gerald Gilmore
    Gerald Gilmore 2 месяца назад (изменено) @Aaron777 I was going to do that, but I saved money and just sawed my whole exhaust system off including the headers. Gained like 800 hp
  • Muhammad Hamed
    Muhammad Hamed 2 месяца назад well ... it's scientifically proven 😂
  • Legendary Carlos
    Legendary Carlos 2 месяца назад Over steer: you hit the fence with the back end of your car Under steer: you hit the fence with the nose of your car Horsepower: how hard you hit the fence Torque: how far you take the fence with you Done.
  • Rylai
    Rylai 4 недели назад Thanks man
  • Peter Nyiri
    Peter Nyiri 1 месяц назад Legendary Carlos you should take over the channel
  • Newbil Pun
    Newbil Pun 1 месяц назад Wow
  • Oscar Repetto
    Oscar Repetto 1 месяц назад @chad w Just chill man. It was an oversemplification, take it as a joke
  • chad w
    chad w 1 месяц назад you do realize how fucking retarded your comparison is. comparing hp and tq with a fence is like comparing your dick with an orange and a bowling alley... you clearly dont understand energy in physics just like a 7 yr old understand all religions
  • A friendly Pedophile
    A friendly Pedophile 1 месяц назад Thanks man
  • Kare Retfalvi
    Kare Retfalvi 2 месяца назад that's about it
  • concho sewing
    concho sewing 2 месяца назад well shit, that cleared it up great! thanx m8
  • Dear HRS
    Dear HRS 2 месяца назад Theinks men
  • Justin Thielman
    Justin Thielman 2 месяца назад Thanks man
  • Emergency Banana
    Emergency Banana 2 месяца назад Thanks man
  • i8Potato zz
    i8Potato zz 2 месяца назад Thanks man
  • i8Potato zz
    i8Potato zz 2 месяца назад Thanks man
  • Brian O.
    Brian O. 3 месяца назад Simplest way I can think about it is, torque is how much work you can do, horsepower is how fast you get it done...
  • Amar Zakwan
    Amar Zakwan 5 дней назад torque is rotational force of crankshaft in engine system based on this video and horsepower is power from the wheel to move the car by a certain amount of time ( workdone per unit time )
  • Beach Bandits Inc.
    Beach Bandits Inc. 1 месяц назад (изменено) I think it's worth noting that torque is a rotational force not a measurement of potential work. Work is Force x Distance, where the distance in the case of a vehicle could be any amount of ground you would like to cover at any given time. Another way to understand the idea of torque is that on a given wheel/shaft, to prevent the engine from moving the shaft/crank, you would have to apply X lbs of force on a 1 foot lever attached to the center of the shaft/crank. A 100 lb/ft engine can move a 3000 lb car easily, but that's just because all it has to overcome is inertia and friction etc. So yes in a way torque is a potential load however in vehicles it is not a direct translation to payload weight and it is not a potential for work because the distance is always subject to change. Horsepower is how fast you can do the work required to get from point A to point B. This is my understanding as of 5 minutes ago, so I could be wrong.
  • sanchit raut
    sanchit raut 2 недели назад Thanxx....you got me more confused
  • kurtis biggins
    kurtis biggins Год назад This guy videos are so entertaining lol. Just like the other guy with "dad issues" 😂
  • Black-Op345Gaming
    Black-Op345Gaming Год назад And all the dying hamsters
  • Cicada 3302
    Cicada 3302 Год назад This is the reason why subscribed to this channel
  • JDM
    JDM Год назад I love them all
  • TheNipps123
    TheNipps123 Год назад James is funny af this guy too
  • Stealthpanda911
    Stealthpanda911 Год назад not sure who started the whole "screaming informative car video " thing first on donut media. this guy or pumphrey.
  • technical Ztime
    technical Ztime 3 недели назад Your very last animation has cleared the confusion between horse power and torque !
  • Litmus
    Litmus 8 месяцев назад Drag racing! Nascar! Rally! Racing! Ramchargers!
  • Shookaconry 54
    Shookaconry 54 4 месяца назад (изменено) inject HEROIN
  • FUCK OFF
    FUCK OFF 4 месяца назад SNIIFFF COCANE !!!
  • KVERTH
    KVERTH 5 месяцев назад drift.
  • IAmBecomeJeff
    IAmBecomeJeff 4 недели назад Christ I can’t handle the random cuts 1:45 was my favorite
  • SirSkillArts
    SirSkillArts 4 дня назад This video gave me cancer on multiple levels. First those american units and than the absolutly wrong explaination about work and power...
  • Jez Gloriani
    Jez Gloriani 6 месяцев назад Heart muscle = horsepower Biceps, triceps, pecs = torque Thanks!
  • Human Being
    Human Being 3 дня назад I'm taking a vehicle dynamics class and this video cleared up so much. Thanks man.
  • LittyPeepers
    LittyPeepers 4 месяца назад Lost me at math.
  • Alistair Jiang
    Alistair Jiang 1 месяц назад I might need a N kg kW version of this video....lol
  • Aznxsolo
    Aznxsolo 2 месяца назад Torque is Strong Man Horsepower is Usain Bolt
  • Iljashand
    Iljashand 4 недели назад Oh my god, THANK YOU!!
  • stephen omburah
    stephen omburah 7 месяцев назад i really wish my physics teacher was this awesome back in the day
  • Nimthemrei Luikham
    Nimthemrei Luikham 2 месяца назад Literally every student who does not have a teacher as cool as this guy wishes that their teacher was as cool as this guy.