Also known as pulling power, or the immediate sense of purpose (commonly
referred to as grunt) you feel when you press the accelerator pedal.
It is measured in Newton-metres (Nm) and is an extremely important figure when
considering a car's response in normal driving and under higher loads, such as
The higher the torque figure and the lower the revs at which it peaks, the
better the vehicle will accelerate from cruising speeds in higher gears (when
overtaking, for example) or when pushing off from low speeds.