Fformula88 said:I think the AWD Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe are fairly light.
You're probably right!blackshadow said:The lightest is probably the old Fiat Panda 4x4
I am pretty sure the older Toyota Starlets were RWD. I don't believe Toyota developed an AWD system until they started rallying the Celica All-Trac GT4.EvilCerealBoX said:and those only come in automatic...
are we talking new or old cars? cause there are quite a few older AWD cars out there
such as the old (don't remember exactly what years) toyota starlets.. came with the 1.6liter 4age and AWD... light as hell
For motorsport, the engine of choice was the 1.3L in the middle-of-the-line Startlet RWD. At 1.3L the motor could produce about 80 or 90 HP with reasonable reliability (at least 3 days' worth of stages), hand-ground cams were available with a variety of lift/duration combos, and people had sorted out the suspension (mostly Kayaba). If you were careful you could finish at a good spot, and at 1.3L you didn't have to compete with the 2.0L "monsters" since they were in another class, so while the Escorts, Mantas, and 131s fought for 1st you could have a decent rally. Everybody wanted a Starlet back then.fengshui said:Actually if you visit the Englishtown, NJ drag strip, the engine configuration of choice for starlets seems to be the 13B twin-rotor single turbo. Any number of these lightened RWD mickey thompsoned slicked hatches running rotaries can be seen either blowing something up at the tree, or running low 10s all day :rotfl: