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Photo 2/4 | 0312st Hp01 Z | It takes a lot of force to accelerate your sport truck. That force is torque generated by your truck's engine. But force alone won't get it down the drag strip; the engine needs to make power, too. Force? Power? What's the difference? We explain it all in the story.
Photo 3/4 | 0312st Hp02 Z | An engine turns fuel and air into horsepower and torque. This 358-inch Chevy engine in the Jeg's Pro Stock S-10 probably generates enough horsepower and torque to push the S-10 through the quarter-mile in 7.40 seconds at 180 mph. How much? Assuming the car weights 2,000 pounds, it would take 899 hp to achieve that rate of work.
Photo 4/4 | 0312st Hp03 Z | A chassis dyno measures the force and power that the engine and transmission deliver to the drive wheels by how quickly it accelerates the known mass of the roller.