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Old 01-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
Split from the "Smiles" thread :

The BIG debate. FWD vs. RWD.

Or The layout of the gods vs. something cobbled together in 1902 because someone needed to put the grubby bits somewhere with the limited technology and engineering available.

An extra bonus side discussion - Why isn't the engine at the rear in most modern cars ?

I'll Bite please see your signature re-arranged and reworded
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabriel Voisin about FWD
The system has the following merits: 1) It makes it easier to lower the centre of gravity and bring it forward giving perfect 75%/25% weight distribution. 2) It will allow removal of the Transmission tunnel, allowing drivers to fee as if they are sitting on top of the car, on a deckchair. 3) Front wheel drive will increase the interior space of the body, reduce the car's weight and increase profits for the nefarious makers who shovel such atrocities on a misinformed public .
also, for the bonus question, simples..if every car had a rear engine, then no-one would aspire to owning a porsche..

and it wouldnt be so easy to find the D!*Kheads in a traffic jam
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