I like how you judge a car that no public person has driven yet.Mammoth torque steer ftw. I don't care what Ford say or how they try to justify it, it WILL torque steer like a shopping trolley full of logs. I've owned a car with similar power, FWD and a trick LSD, and it still understeerd like poo. Does look good tho.
GM and Chrysler were able to pull off big HP to the Front wheels with no Torque Steer (Caddy DTS, Buick Lucerne, LHS Chyslers).I'm making a comparison based on my own personal experience with a powerful front driver. If Ford can pull off what no other automaker has ever been able to do, and something which basically defies the laws of physics (when you launch a car, the weight transfers to the rear wheels lifting the front wheels off the ground. The front wheels then have no weight over them and jump and pull trying to find traction) Then good on them and I wish them luck. I'm happy to be wrong, I just can't see it, IMO. To me, it just seems like a copout to make it FWD as they can't be buggered, or don't have the cash flow to make it a proper AWD. Anyway, just my 2c.
They first tested it with AWD and according to them the AWD setup wasn't any better/more fun to drive than the FWD setup. There is a video about it on www.autocar.co.uk I think.To me, it just seems like a copout to make it FWD as they can't be buggered, or don't have the cash flow to make it a proper AWD. Anyway, just my 2c.
I don't think it's that bad. It could be smaller, but I don't think it needs to go away completely.Do Ford have ANY idea how stupid diffusers look on their cars in the real world? The base design is just not brave enough to carry off a big-ass diffuser with pointy edges. It looks like something a 'visual tuner' would add to his car.
Why has rear wheel drive been forgotten here? You still get the traction lift with an AWD car... bah, I'm still a RWD guy.I heard the same thing. I am in no way a FWD fan of any sorts, but given this case, an AWD will make the car heavier and raise drivetrain losses by quite a margin. So since they claim they sorted out the FWD, I don't think AWD would have much advantage here except a few specific situations.