I think there are some people here that understand cars so I'll ask this question here... I've checked a few sites online, asked some ppl around, nobody seems to really know the exact difference between the two (torque v. horsepower)... is there a clear definition that can define them? the dictionary says - torque is twisting force. horsepower is how much a horse can pull... (something like that) that doesn't help. My guess is torque defines acceleration, and horsepower defines max speed... would this be correct? Thanks.