Originally Posted by Paladin
Awd is not the end all be all for performance cars. if the driver still drives like shit it cant save him at all. plus they have a tendency to fall on their face after 120 unless they are pushing 400+ hp. you ahve to remember the weight and parasitic losses from an awd system. plus most have understeer at higher speeds, just like a fwd.
that said i want that car. end of story.
Yeah thats kinda a weak explanation of AWD though. FWD comes no where close to competing with AWD unless you have 220- hp. The new AWD systems on the STIs and EVOs are able to change where the power goes to preventing understeer. There are few times you run over 120 on a track anyway unless you have something that has over 400hp. FWD Is a HUGE disadvantage over anything but single wheel drive. If your a crappy driver your better off with AWD then FWD. Your going to end up burning up your tires trying to the wheel and ending up with MASSIVE understeer like most novice do on the autox course.
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