This is a discussion on 05 STI vs WS6 TA within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by lundholm08 The point of the video was purely a joke dude. Do you honestly think I thought ...
But if you take a look around there are some who love AWD so much they think they're going to fly off the road without it, so that's why I think it's overrated and way too "trendy" in that Fast/Furious type of way. Don't get all riled up bro why do you think I own a WRX? Bang for the buck baby.
hate to be that nit picky guy, but in the list of car times around the topgear the lambo murcielago is pretty high up and its awd if im not mistaken
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As my previous example was intented to provide, If, for example, F1 or any top form of racing, where ALL have weight control of some form or another, were to allow AWD, you would quickly see AWD dominate over RWD. Same cars, same weight, roughly same power levels...how can you refute the physics.
As was referred to earlier, can you remember any of the motorsports forums where AWD has been banned due to its "unfair" advantage. I can.
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We weren't talking about a COBB Stage 2 WRX we were talking about a basically stock STi... and of course the Trans Am's numbers are beatable. Anybody's numbers are beatable lol. Where did you get this 1/4 mile time though I'm just curious? I don't know, if a WS6 can do 0-60 in 4.2-4.8 seconds, it must have horrible high gear ratio settings lol.
You refer to physics, and I mean no offense when I say you should look into it more my friend... when it is physics (and my good Engineer friend at GM) that states that the fastest way around a corner is being PUSHED i.e. RWD, not AWD... but don't take my word for it, just check out the fastest production cars on the planet, and for example their track times around the Top Gear circuit (as tested by a racing driver, no less). Most of them are RWD. Yes, AWD has it's advantages don't get me wrong. On anything other than dry pavement on a warm day, I'd take AWD over RWD. But like you said, there's a reason they don't use RWD in high powered applications (most of the time), and it has to do with weight and all the differentials and control systems, etc.
And I'm not trying to convince anyone that RWD is "better" than AWD, because obviously it's not. I would say both have their advantages, would you not? The only reason this discussion got started was because it was suggested that the STi beat the Trans Am because the Trans Am "was heavier and RWD", as if those 144lbs difference and RWD was a disadvantage, and it's not. I was just giving examples of "high performance cars that are not AWD, so don't knock RWD" is what I was saying... so if AWD was superior and the best way to get an 700hp+ car around a track faster than anything, you'd think all high performance cars would be AWD, but they're not.