Look... torque figures will depend on what gear the car was in when it got dyno'd. Everyone thinks that power will change with gears, but this is a common misconception. Apart from different frictional losses in each gear, the power figure will stay the same plus or minus a few Kw. Two things, however, will change: Torque and wheel rpm. A gearbox is either a speed multiplier or torque multiplier. In most 5 speeds, 1st-3rd are the torque multipliers. 4th won't multiply anything (1:1) and 5th will be a speed multiplier (overdrive). Diffs are torque multipliers.

A gear ratio of 2.39:1 (1st in the falcon autos) means that the velocity ratio of input to output is 2.39:1- for every 2.39 revs of the input, output does 1 rev. This also means that at the output shaft there is 2.39 times as much torque.

Now power is a result of torque x angular velocity. If a gear halves the torque but doubles angular velocity (rpm essentially) compared to the previous one then the power figure must stay the same. Thus power figures are the same through every gear. Torque, on the other hand, will vary depending on what gear the car is in, what diff ratio and the diameter of the tyres.

The ONLY reasonable way to get an idea of torque at the flywheel is to use an engine dyno and trying to quote engine torque figures from anything else is pretty much useless and misguiding.

Sorry...don't mean to be harsh- just sick of the all the stupid hype you read in magazines.