If you read into the SPEED World Challenge you'd know that 1) the cars are at unequal levels of tuning to make it fair and 2) when mazda proteges beat BMWs and tuned RSXs around the track, you know something is up. My statement was given equal amounts of tuning (which you won't ever find in sactioned events since they must be unequal to keep the field fair, which is a good idea ).Originally posted by RSXSucks
Here is a series that allows FWD vs RWD vs AWD: http://www.speedvisionwc.com/2003/standings.html
First place in the touring class is the FWD RSX.
Top ten has 4 FWD cars, 5 RWD cars, and 1 AWD car (4th place). Hmm, there used to be 3 other AWD entries (another Audi and a couple Imprezas) in the bottom third of the rankings but I don't see them on there anymore. I wonder why they dropped out?
AWD fares better in the GT class but I still see a lot of RWD cars in the top 10.
Just goes to show that RWD cars can still compete in the shadow of AWD's complete superiority. Even FWD can compete until the power reaches a certain limit. I'm not THAT much of a Honda fanboy to claim that FWD is a good performance platform.