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      09-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #102
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Drives: 2008 JB/B E90 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Northeast USA

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Originally Posted by 330CIZHP View Post
Uhhh no! M3 is high-revving and it produces tons more torque thanks to torque multiplication and 8400 rpm redline through gears once it is in the very high revs. The M-DCT M3 has very very short first 5 gears. You should read up on high revving philosophy to understand how it works.

high torque = (high rpm + high horsepower)

For a race like this, horsepower is the king. Once at redline only horsepower and high rpm torque is used. Torque can only get you faster out of a hole. Despite the early jump Tanner got in the IS-F, by about 1/4 mile, the M3 was passing it. I don't see anything wrong with that.
Isn't it HP = Torque * RPM?

I wouldn't say the M3's torque is monstrous but we do have the advantage of having all of our torque available over a very wide range.