Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient

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Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient
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Front-wheel drive dominates today’s automotive landscape, powering everything from subcompact hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. However, it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day rear-wheel drive was king, but over the last 30-odd years carmakers have made a dramatic shift from back to front. Why the flip-flop? No, they weren’t impersonating John Kerry; in reality,… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ELR Electric Car Could Be Rear Drive

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Cadillac ELR Electric Car Could Be Rear Drive
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An article in Automotive News suggests that the Cadillac ELR, which will share major driveline components with the Chevrolet Volt, will actually be rear-wheel drive. The report states that the ELR has been dubbed a 2+2, meaning two small seats in the rear, similar to a Porsche 911. The Volt uses a t-shaped battery pack… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-86 Restyled Due To Driver Feedback

Toyota FT-86 Restyled Due To Driver Feedback
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While many have expressed their displeasure with Toyota‘s re-design of the FT-86 sports car, fans can rest easier knowing that the changes were made in the name of function rather than form. According to Autocar, the biggest change comes from the A-pillars, which have been moved back a few inches to create a flatter windscreen…. Continue Reading...

REPORT: 2014 Ford Mustang To Get Independent Rear Suspension, Lose Weight

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REPORT: 2014 Ford Mustang To Get Independent Rear Suspension, Lose Weight
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With the heaviest 2011 Ford Mustang nudging 4000lbs in curb weight, Ford knows that things have to change if their iconic pony car wants to meet upcoming fuel economy regulations. Cutting weight and overall size will be the most expedient route, with lightweight materials coming into use throughout the vehicle. The Mustang is also a… Continue Reading...

Report: Next Holden Commodore To Switch To Front-Wheel Drive

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Report: Next Holden Commodore To Switch To Front-Wheel Drive
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Today’s shocking bit of news comes from a Motor Trend article on the future of Cadillac. While discussing future plans for the big rear-drive Zeta platform, MT claimed that the next generation Holden Commodore would switch to the Epsilon II platform that currently underpins cars like the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse. Performance versions of… Continue Reading...