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What is torque? (And while we're at it, what is horsepower?)

Why are they different and which is better, more torque or more horsepower?

Bugatti Divo will be a $5.8 million hypercar with an appetite for corners

The Divo is an even more extreme take on the Bugatti Chiron supercar

The Divo is an even more extreme take on the Bugatti Chiron supercar

The 600 HP Club | The 50 most powerful new cars sold in America

50 cars sold in America have 600 or more horsepower

50 cars sold in America have 600 or more horsepower.

5,000-hp, 300-mph Devel Sixteen hypercar to show in Dubai

Can the Dubai startup back up its outrageous claims?

Can the Dubai startup back up its outrageous claims?

2018 Porsche 911 S gets optional 30-horsepower performance kit

Look for new colors and an expansion of Porsche connectivity features.

Tesla settles Model S P85D horsepower lawsuit in Norway

This time, 467 and 224 don't add up to 691.

Owners can get money or vehicle upgrades.

Question of the Day: Most fun under 100 horsepower?

These days, even the Yaris has more than 100 horses. Is it possible to have fun with less? Which sub-100hp car was (or is) the most fun?

Tesla loses ruling over power output disclosure in Norway

Issue stemmed from calculation of Model S P85D front, rear motor output.

A Norwegian regulator rules against Tesla in a horsepower-disclosure issue, and says that the company engaged in deceptive advertising. Tesla disagrees.

Cadillac finds a few more horsepower for ATS-V

The Cadillac ATS-V is getting a small bump in output, with the company announcing an SAE-certified 464 hp from the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6.

Top horsepower-per-dollar cars in 2017

Calculating the dollar value of each horsepower for a car model may not be a perfect performance metric, but it sure does make a fun list.

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Modern vs. Vintage: Horsepower through the years

Today's horses must be Clydesdale-class, at least when compared to the horses we were saddling up back in the 1960s and early '70s. How else can you explain the real-world performance figures of yesteryear, when muscle cars were routinely pushing out well over 400 horsepower and quarter-mile timeslips in the 14s, with the 12-second runs we see today from a similar number of (rated) ponies? Well, actually, there are a number of reasons... and none

Number of 500+HP vehicles on sale tops 70

We've long maintained that we live in the best era of automotive history to date. Today's vehicles are safer, more efficient, faster, more powerful and more controllable than ever before.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 dyno'd - is the 392 underrated?

Hemi. The mere mention of the word is enough to strike fear into the hearts of lesser powerplants... or at least images of a pair of scrubby-looking bottom-feeders that really love themselves some Ram Trucks. In any case, we're keenly interested in the latest Hemi engine from the Dodge Boys, in this case displacing a heady 392 (or so) cubic inches and placed gently inside the engine bay of the 2

Acura won't get into horsepower war, will focus on efficiency

In typical Honda fashion, its premium Acura division will take a different path and has decided not to get sucked into a power race with its rivals. We already knew Acura had shelved plans for a larger V8 engine and a rear wheel drive platform. Product planning manager John Watts told Automotive News that the brand will instead focus on doing what needs to happen to meet the 2016 fu

Hyundai releases Genesis Coupe performance numbers

Click above for high-res gallery of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Click and Clack tackle the question: How much power is enough?

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