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justvtec

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I was at work (I was bored) and i was wondering is there a difference between 4cyl Horsepower and 8cyl Horsepower??????????????????
 

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V8's have a lower power-band, so all the horsepower available at low rpm. But they can't (for almost all V8) rev high like inline4.. V8 have a bigger displacement so a lot lot lot more torque.

You want to know if a 400hp 4cylinder can match a 400hp V8 ? Prolly..

So many factors can make that question hard to answer.. It all depend on power/weight ratio. If you compare a 400hp CRX which weights about 900kg with a 400hp Corvette which weights about 1420kg... you've got your answer!!
 

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TitaniumACC said:
If you compare a 400hp CRX which weights about 900kg with a 400hp Corvette which weights about 1420kg... you've got your answer!!

In other words, the CRX will SPANK THAT A$$!!! :D
 

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But, also take into consideration too much HP and not enough weight can make a bad combination.
Also note that a heavy car usually has an adequate amount of torque to get the car moving.
A lot of people forget about that one word (torque) and how much of an important part it plays when moving a vehicle
for Example:
The 2006 Mercedes BenzS65-AMG weighs a whopping 4,700lbs. BUT, it's torque rating is 738ft lbs. of torq.
The same thing with diesel powered vehicles. Normally, they don't produce a lot of HP, but the torque is impressivly high.
Personally, I'd take a 400hp V8 over a 400hp 4cyl.
Why?
more than likely the torq. of the V8 will be pretty impressive when compared to the 4banger...which will probably have some type of force induction because I have yet to see a naturally aspirated (All Motor) 4cyl over crank out over 300hp.
So in actuality, the only REAL replacement for displacement is........drum roll please........TECHNOLOGY
 

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more than likely the torq. of the V8 will be pretty impressive when compared to the 4banger...which will probably have some type of force induction because I have yet to see a naturally aspirated (All Motor) 4cyl over crank out over 300hp.
So in actuality, the only REAL replacement for displacement is........drum roll please........TECHNOLOGY

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lol, that's not any more correct.

the whole point of more displacement is to add more cylinders. v8 engines aren't any more or less efficient than smaller engines - they don't make more/less hp per cylinder. if anything, you could argue that bigger engines are LESS efficient on average.
 

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Damn BK, you should just go out and get some crappy domestic if you love torque so much... I always see you posting Mustangs and **** :rolleyes: . If I didnt know that you owned an Accord I would say that you hate imports.
 
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