yeah I think everyone is on the same page although VTC_Civic Torque does not exclusively apply to cars and combustion. as a civil engineer we use torque alot in other aplications such as structural design. But I think we all agree on the physics of it now.
And I think boosted you might be right about the HP thing as our HP values aren't even constant accross this country! I think some dynos here use BHP and others use SAE HP (What you use)
so alot of the time people can get into arguments about whos car is faster on paper both with dyno sheets to prove it then at the track the lower power car will be the other one. I think BHP is 20% more than SAE HP. not sure there though?