That formula does not apply in this conversation; it would only if we were talking about BHP.
What I said is most certainly true. Look at the chart I(daffy) provided. In terms of power applied to the wheels, not power applied to the flywheel, your gear ratios definitely have an affect on your acceleration. If you look at first gear on that chart, the acceleration is never lower than the 2nd gear’s acceleration. This is in spite of the engine going well past max power rpm, and going lower than the power that it would be at in the next gear (seeing how the shift point is just about in line with the next gear’s max power.)
You cannot put it that way. Think about it in terms of electric cars, where that would still apply since you are using a physics formula. Were you to have, lets say, the two speed transmission in the tesla they were planning on using, you would not shift up into the next gear at the point when the electric engine’s power starts dropping off; even though the power being put out is higher at the motor, power being put at the wheels is lower, with the first gear ratio being about 9.3:1 and the second about 6:1. Since actual power has a direct, linear relationship to the gear ratios, that means that 412 HP at 6:1 gear ratio is still less power applied to the wheels than 300 HP at a 9.3:1 ratio.
What you said, however, is true if we are talking about unconverted power to the wheels . Since we were talking about this in relation to the engine’s power, not BHP, it does not apply.