Originally Posted by FLYLOW
u lose some u gain some. U add weight and need more power but after adding that power it will grip when u need it.
Do not put words in my mouth.
The additional costs in R&D do not warrant the performance you can get from a platform that gets damn close performance from AWD. This is why AWD has not been used in the RS line since the Escort/Sierra. The RS has never been a profitable car and will continue to not be a profitable seller. Take some time and learn about the automotive industry, it will make more sense for you.
If you look the AWD platforms are slowly going away across the board.