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      01-01-2008, 01:45 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by ArtPE View Post
after looking at the curve...the torque is ~flat to 8300 (HP peak)
doesn't get any better than that

rpm......T % of peak
1000........65
2000........85
3000........95
4000.......100
5000.......100
6000.......100
7000........98
8000........92
8300........90

so at HP peak it still has 90% of it's max torque...only a drop of 10%!
in other words the rpm increase from 6000 to 8300 is ~38%, you would expect the T to drop close to that, yet it only drops 10%...
doesn't get any better...

100% ~3500 to 6500
>95% from 3000 to 7500
>90% from 2500 to 8300 (peak HP)

that's electric motor stuff...

This is nice accurate analysis.....but how much faster would the car be if 100% of the torque was available in the last 2500 rpm?

Screw flat torque curves, let Lexus have that crown.
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