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Arragonis 01-24-2012 08:30 AM

Forget Politics, AGW, Peak OIL, IRAN - THIS IS SERIOUS
 
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 ?

320touring 01-24-2012 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 281967)
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:D 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:rolleyes:

Arragonis 01-24-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 320touring (Post 281974)
...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:rolleyes:

Unfortunately the PiP (Pratts in Porsches) tend to drive the mid-engined Cockster and wear dresses - and thats just the males. Also the 2013 911 "may" be going mid-engined... Contraversial.

jakobnev 01-24-2012 09:13 AM

I don't think we should discard the options of side or diagonal drive so early in the debate!

(Unlike the ludicrous one-corner drive!)

Arragonis 01-24-2012 09:20 AM

Indeed - any idea is welcome, including the infamous VW experiment with a rear engined, front wheel drive car. My sig-quote refers to this rather exotic beauty though

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/image...-Berline_4.jpg

FWD with a V12 - whats not to like :D

Arragonis 01-24-2012 09:24 AM

Or how about FWD when you only have one front wheel ?

http://estb.msn.com/i/3D/A5FC2629876...3BAC2F1DC5.jpg

Daox 01-24-2012 09:28 AM

Don't forget NWD possibilities!

http://www.ronpatrickstuff.com/image..._15_05copy.jpg

user removed 01-24-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 281986)
Or how about FWD when you only have one front wheel ?

http://estb.msn.com/i/3D/A5FC2629876...3BAC2F1DC5.jpg

I love going up to Bush Gardens and getting the wife and myself in the bumper cars. Reminds me of one of them with a single front wheel. Get to bang the old gal around in public ;).

regards
Mech

PaleMelanesian 01-24-2012 09:37 AM

Front? Rear? 4? How about SIX wheel drive. More is better, right?
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbn...3e348f67_z.jpg

Arragonis 01-24-2012 11:47 AM

@Daox - that beetle has some emissions issues - maybe something needs cleaning out, probably the pants of the driver following just around the time that pic was taken ?

Wheels are so last week, how about fins ?

http://www.lotusespritturbo.com/Lotu...o_Loved_Me.jpg


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