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Old 01-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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 ?

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Old 01-24-2012, 08:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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 ?

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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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Old 01-24-2012, 08:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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...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
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.
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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!)
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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



FWD with a V12 - whats not to like
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Or how about FWD when you only have one front wheel ?

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Don't forget NWD possibilities!

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

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 .

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Front? Rear? 4? How about SIX wheel drive. More is better, right?
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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@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 ?


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