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Old 01-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've gone on about the pros and cons of rear engines before. In the real world the cons are pretty big.

Diagonal drive: King Midget! And it's probably OK in many situations.
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For hypermiling, with low power/weight, weight transfer effects are insignificant, thus the packaging advantages of fwd are strong. For go-fast, rwd wins, on braking as well as acceleration.
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For hypermiling, with low power/weight, weight transfer effects are insignificant, thus the packaging advantages of fwd are strong. For go-fast, rwd wins, on braking as well as acceleration.
That's what I was thinking, packaging. Those 1970's VW Rabbit commercials of rational design did their job well!

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Front? Rear? 4? How about SIX wheel drive. More is better, right?
10 wheel drive is better and if I can find that weird slinky looking thing possibly 24 wheel drive
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hmmm - RWD advantage ? Only if you lack the skills padawans...



EDIT - I forgot to mention at 4:45 in this the guy says "I drive a diesel estate and try and get 50 miles per gallon out of it..."

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Well - circa 1970s or something, the current rockets go by rail

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Hmmm - RWD advantage ? Only if you lack the skills padawans...
O Master, in low-power, low-traction applications, it may be so.
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O Master, in low-power, low-traction applications, it may be so.
What, Po, be the limit in power for FWD applications ?

The last limit I read about was one posted by Mr Audi who stated that 200 would be just about controllable in FWD.

I suspect Mr Audi may have been speaking with the tongue of a reptile as he wanted sell to the world his magic called Quattro. Later however he also sold the magic carriage known as the A8 with only FWD as well as many A6s with FWD and more than 200hp.

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