Here'* what you guys need....
(Torque x RPM)/ 5250 = HP
Because of this Torque will always be lower then HP below 5250 RPMS, The same @ 5250 RPMS and always lower then HP @ 5250 RPMS.
Let'* compare 3800'* for example... (peak torque is rounded slightly due to non matching data)
- 170 HP
225 lb Ft @ 3000 RPM
- 205 HP
230 lb Ft @ 5000 RPM
Notice how the L36 got 35 more HP! WOW you might say, i'd much rather have that engine. But it'* only got 5 more ft/lb? The peak torque is higher up, and the ensuing torque drop off will be further up then on the L27.
However, the L27 will have more power down low, which is nice for launches, and around town. IE: it'll make the car"lurch" more at signs. The L36 will have a little more kick after say 4000 RPMS though.
This is how a little 4 cyl honda with 153 lb ft of torque has 265 HP.
It spins to 9000rpm easy!
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