Originally Posted by blehhh
The STI just magically can hit 158mph, while the WRX can only muster 142mph, but they 'must' have the same whp on the highway because they have the same whp on a dyno.
Not sure why you keep bringing this up. Top speed has literally nothing to do with the power the motor creates. Top speed is purely dependent on gearing (at this level of performance we aren't talking about land speed record cars). And again, they DO have the same power on the freeway as they would on a dyno. I don't know why that's so hard to grasp that dynomometers calculate power post drivetrain and rolling resistance loss.
Keep arguing what you want about crank hp, because where it matters is at the wheels.