Hey guys, whats the difference between horsepower and torque? I know the technical, torque gets things moving and horsepower is the power of the engine, but in the real world. For example, a mustang GT is about a half a second quicker to 60 than a 350Z, yet they both have the same hp, rwd, and the Z weighs about 100 pounds less. It seems like they should be almost identical. The only thing I can think, besides gearing, is the torque (320 for the GT and 260 for the Z). I know from a roll or from different speeds, they may be much closer. But if thats the case, why were the muscle cars of the 60's with very high torque and fairly high hp, not as fast as say a ferrari with high hp and fairly low torque? Of course without taking into consideration the aerodynamics, suspension and gearing superiority of the ferrari.