Horsepower tends to have all the attention when looking at a car’s power and ability. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is being heralded as one of the newest breakthroughs for engineering in the United States because it’s American Muscle capable of producing more than 700 hp, hitting 707, to be exact. Granted, this is impressive. In fact, it’s downright awe-inspiring. But in the overall scheme of the car, it alone isn’t terribly important. So let’s take a look at the top cars with the most torque.
Because without torque, there is no horsepower.
In as simple an explanation possible, torque is the measurement of rotating force that results in motion. As HowStuffWorks.com so clearly explains, “if you use a one-foot-long wrench to apply 10 pounds of force to a bold head, you’re generating 10-pound-feet of torque.”
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Horsepower, then, is a calculation of how quickly torque is being used, or the power needed to lift 550 pounds one foot in one second, a metric that is calculated from torque. In simpler terms, horsepower looks at how torque is applied, while torque is the force being applied and moving your vehicle forward.
It’s time to shine a little light on our “High Torque Cars,” capable of producing the highest amount of torque the automotive world has ever seen.
Check out the list below, let us know if you think we missed any in the comments and browse our listings on duPontREGISTRY.com to land yourself one of these powerful machines.
Highest Torque Cars:
944 lb-ft of torque
811 lb-ft to 885 lb-ft
(Also at 738 lb-ft of torque is the CL65 AMG, G65 AMG, SLS Electric Drive and SL65 AMG)