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Top 10 Production Cars With The Most Torque

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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:

2012 Bugatti Veyron16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse WRC
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse WRC Edition (Source: Bugatti)

1,106 lb-ft

2011 Fisker Karma Hybrid

Fisker Karma (Source: Fisker)
Fisker Karma (Source: Fisker)

981 lb-ft

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder (Source: Porsche)
Porsche 918 Spyder (Source: Porsche)

944 lb-ft of torque

2010-13 Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Agera R
Koenigsegg Agera R (Source: Koenigsegg)

811 lb-ft to 885 lb-ft

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Bentley Mulsanne Speed (Source: Bentley)
Bentley Mulsanne Speed (Source: Bentley)

811 lb-ft

2008 Koenigsegg CCXR Edition

Koenigsegg CCXR Edition (Source: Koenigsegg)
Koenigsegg CCXR Edition (Source: Koenigsegg)

796 lb-ft

2007 Bentley Brooklands

bentley-brooklands
2007 Bentley Brooklands (Source: Bentley)

774 lb-ft

2013 Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra (Source: Miller Motorcars)
Pagani Huayra (Source: Miller Motorcars)

740 lb-ft

2008-2012 Audi Q7 6.0 V12 TDI Quattro

2008 Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro (Source: audi4life.com)
2008 Audi Q7 V12 TDI quattro (Source: audi4life.com)

738 lb-ft

2013-Current Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG (Source: Mercedes-Benz)
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG (Source: Mercedes-Benz)

738 lb-ft

(Also at 738 lb-ft of torque is the CL65 AMG, G65 AMG, SLS Electric Drive and SL65 AMG)