Originally Posted by WUGcatsvt
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.
This is on a track, but in the real world, a FWD car does a lot better than most people think. Anyone remember the RS vs GTR test?
With my SVT last year at the Lake Superior Rally, I paced S4s, STis, Evos, and no one could leave me on the tricky roads of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan, and I was running a basically stock motor.