My cousin just bought a 5spd prelude SR 2001. I wanted to see how my 168hp 2.5 6banger german engine would play against his 4cyl 200hp Japanese.
My car has, headlight intake, K&N, Dinan chip, short throw kit, and exhaust. From those mods, it probably brings my car to about 174-179hp.
We raced down lakeshore and the first race he had a good launch and was not even a half car length ahead of me until we stopped racing at 120km/h
The second time I was a head from the beginning and then we were neck and neck until 120km/h.
It just goes to show how higher torque really makes a difference when his horsepower was much higher than mine.
I tried driving his honda piece of shit and it felt "fast" but it didn't feel like it was "pulling" me .. Like it had no guts to it. It was gutless. Then I drove my 325 and it feels like a tiger trapped in a cage, pulling me back with lubricated G-force!
Conclusion: I would never want a honda. Or quite simply, I would never want a car with no torque
Anyone else agree?