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Torque and power

The key is that torque and power and very closely related by power = torque x revs

I think of power as being 'a big bucket of energy ready to do business' and torque is a small cup being used to scoop out this energy and put it to the tarmac.

Bigger scoop, same speed = more torque.......but same power (the engine max power is unchanged by gearing)

This means that top speed (max energy flow) is related to 'how fast you can scoop a big'ish sized cup'.

You can scoop small cups fast, or big cups slow. Depends on engine design/rev limits etc.

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