Yeah. With most auto trans setups, youll see about a 30% powertrain loss from the transmission having to convert engine power to wheel power. Manual transisions see less power loss because they have no torque converter.I'd also like to point out that I've learned that there are different numbers when comparing wheel horsepower, crank horsepower, and brake horsepower. I was very confused when I saw the dyno chart thinking the sprintex did not really make any extra power compared to the listed stock CR-Z "122 HP" at 6k, but it in fact was. The dyno read WHP instead of just plain HP or CHP. So having it at 135-140 WHP was a realistic number as the tuner was trying to explain to me.
So, there are online calculator conversions for WHP to HP, apparently front wheel drivetrain 135WHP with the sprintex is equal to 150 engine HP. I do feel kind of dumb for not knowing these differences.
I'm guessing that if I were to have dynoed the CR-Z in stock form, it would have shown up with a max WHP at 110ish? I guess that's also taking the hybrid battery into account, it would be lower if it was not.