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NSXman
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HP numbers [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-13-2007 23:08
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What does the whp translate into at the crank?

Also, how do you dyno an AWD car? Are the results apples to apples for a 2wd car?

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Re: HP numbers [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-14-2007 01:01
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Well, the stock car put down just over 210 whp AWD. This is a little higher than expected for a automatic AWD driveline. Based upon comparisons with other cars, we think the stock RDX makes about 250-255 hp at the crank rather than the rated 240 hp. This would also match up well with the performance of the RDX in road tests.

Given the gains of nearly 40 whp, we expect that our project car is making closer to 300 hp at the crankshaft. Since it absolutely devastates the similar weight, 290 hp RL in acceleration, the dyno results and crankshaft estimate seem reasonable to me.

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