Flywheel vs Rear Wheel Horsepower
That's a good point. The actual HP that is required to operate the drivetrain should remain fairly constant with rpms. So the "percentage" of loss should be a little lower as the crank HP is increased. 20% loss is average for a stick shift and 30% is average for a low powered stock auto. As the engine combo gets more powerful the % of drivetrain loss will be less. But don't take my word for it, put it on a chassis dyno and see for yourself.
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