CLICK BELOW to have our independent broker compare car insurance quotes across a variety of car insurance providers and stand to save up to 30% on your monthly premium!Torque is essentially the measure of the force generated by the engine rotating the shaft. Because the crankshaft moves up and down to make the engine rotate, torque is this rotating force created. The more torque created, the greater ability the engine to do work. Torque can be created without any movement actually taking place. The more torque produced by the engine, the more potential for movement. The amount of air flowing to an engine is proportional to the amount of torque created. Remember that air is needed for the combustion to make the engine work. Large engines pump more air and, therefore, produce more torque. Torque allows the car to get off the start mark and horsepower is what allows it to reach its top speed.
As Jay Leno famously quoted; “Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races.”