Most drivers know that horsepower is a good standard to judge how fast a car is but what about torque? What does a car’s torque mean? That’s a question many drivers interested in performance vehicles find themselves asking and the answer can get rather complicated. Fortunately, we at Gossett VW Porsche have a simplified answer of what a car’s torque actually means.
Put simply, power is how fast something can reach a certain point while torque is the ability to do work. That remains true in modern cars. Horsepower determines how fast a car can reach a certain speed while torque is how fast the car can actually accelerate.
The torque listed on a vehicle specification page is how much torque the engine can produce. That isn’t necessarily how much torque reaches the wheels. Either way, higher torque means faster acceleration.
Larger engines produce more torque due to the amount of air flowing into the engine. That air is combined with fuel and compressed in a combustion chamber to produce horsepower and torque. Trucks are a perfect example of how torque works. Since most trucks are designed to tow, they need more torque to accelerate while pulling heavy loads. Thanks to their larger engines, trucks are capable of gaining speed even though they may be pulling thousands of pounds.
Every year, Live at the Garden hosts some of the best concerts around. The Memphis Summer Concert series puts amazing musicians in a beautiful venue for the best summer nights you can get. Here’s what’s coming up at Live at the Garden!
Who: REO Speedwagon
On Thursday, August 25th, REO Speedwagon is coming to Memphis! REO’s rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run” sound just as good today as they did decades ago thanks to their talent and determination to keep their music alive! Kevin Cronin looks younger than ever and rocks out along with bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboard), Dave Amato (lead guitar) and drummer Bryan Hitt.
REO Speedwagon celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007, and you won’t want to miss them in their 49th year! So come down to Live at the Garden and rock out with REO!
When: August 25th, 2016
Gates open up at 6:00pm and the concert starts at 8:00pm.
Go to Ticketmaster’s event page to snag some tickets for this concert! If you want to be up front and close, grab some tickets in the Gossett Motor Cars Pit!
Initially revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the BUDD-e concept has a basic system of commands such as opening doors and activating the navigation system, but its voice recognition software is still less advanced than Apple’s Siri.
Voice recognition isn’t all this car has going for it, though. The 34-inch backseat display, curved dashboard touchscreen, and motion-activated door handles all make the BUDD-e car feel like it’s straight out of the future. This super-advanced electric car will have a range of 230 miles and take only 30 minutes to charge to 80% from 0%.
According to Volkswagen, the BUDD-e won’t be on the road until 2020. Expect it to be made available by the end of the decade though, marking a breakthrough in an EV world that is currently held back by long charging times and limited range.
If you don’t have Waze by now, you are really missing out. Crowd-sourcing traffic info is simply brilliant. You won’t find more up-to-date traffic data anywhere. Plus, you can ask other Waze users about attractions as you come into a new area.
The event featured a two-day tournament between the players and included Andy Roddick and Michael Chang, both of whom came out of retirement briefly to participate. Sharapova wanted to get players ready for the Australian Open in a more serious exhibition match than usual.
Porsche officials expressed excitement at the partnership with Sharapova for the event, saying the “power and elegance” of the sport and of Sharapova herself are “the exact characteristics that are conveyed in our sports cars.”
The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera was present at the tournament, highlighting the connection to sportiness and athleticism the brand aims for. The 2017 Carrera is more powerful than ever, with an even higher horsepower than previous models, bringing it up to 370 hp.
Staying away from fast food when you’re on a road trip can be seriously difficult, and if you have dietary restrictions like food allergies, it’s even worse. Is it even possible to eat well on a road trip? We have some tips for you to stay healthy.
Tip #1: Bring your own meals, as many as you can. Get a cooler and bring fresh fruit with you, maybe a veggie tray, sandwiches, granola bars, nuts, and other healthy snacks. Eat these instead of stopping at McDonald’s. It’s cheaper, too, and it’s not like you can’t stop at a grocery store instead of a fast food joint.
Tip #2: Eat often and eat small portions. Being super-full on the road is never good, and eating small amounts of healthy food frequently will keep you energized and feeling refreshed.
Tip #3: Get protein. Nuts are a great source of protein, they’re easy to eat, and they keep well!
Tip #4: Drink lots of fluids, preferably water and juice. They keep your hunger down.
Tip #5: If you stay in hotels, eat breakfast. This will keep your energy up throughout the day!
Many film studios wait until late in the year to release productions, knowing that this is primarily when people are in the mood for a movie. Not only do we recommend going to see a movie after Thanksgiving dinner, but see a comedy and bring the whole family.
# 2 – Play games!
Board games for the kids, Texas Hold ‘Em for the parents.
# 3 – Take a hike!
If weather is permitting and you can make it outside before sundown, there is nothing like taking a hike with your relatives. Plus, this will give you a chance to walk off the huge meal you just ate.
# 4 – Decorate for Christmas!
If you are the practical type, why not enlist your guests to help you decorate for Christmas? It can be fun to put up Christmas lights and plus, it gets you outside. Or you could just use something like this to get rid of your guests, which is probably more likely.