originally posted by Chingy42007 (NFSPS FAQ)
For this, traction and power is everything. One cannot exist without the other, however. For example, a car has 800 BHP, but it only has a traction of level 2. What's the point of having all that power
in the car when it cannot be utilised effectively and efficiently due to the lack of traction? Instead of a potential 1/4 mile time of under 8 seconds, you will most likely get something around 11 seconds. That's how vital traction is.
It's the same vice-versa, too. You can have 300 BHP with traction level 4, but you won't get that sub-8 seconds time you were gunning for. Instead, you will get everything the engine can deliver, which in this instance isn't very great. Most likely, you will get around 11-12 seconds for the 1/4 mile. Now imagine, if 300 BHP can do an 11-sec time, what can 800 BHP do? Sub-8 sec time, sub-7 even?