Torque puts the grin on your face, horsepower keeps it there. I drive a Mustang GT with the 5.0L. Compared to the SS Camaro and Challenger Scat pack with the 6.2 and 6.4L, it doesnt "feel" as powerful down low due to the low torque, but it pulls like a freight train from 4500rpm until redline (mines is at 7700 due to my mods). So basically there isn't much push you into the back of your seat from the takeoff, but then you feel the constant G force and acceleration as the RPMS climb. Its truly a great experience to feel the diff between a light and quick car vs a heavier car with brute power.Nope, it is correct. Horsepower wins races.