Skylines are kinda both. They're RWD unless the computer-controlled AWD senses the front wheels slipping...then the computer will transfer up to 50% of the power to the front to prevent it from slipping. It's kind of like the best of both worlds...RWD for straight-line and top-end performance, AWD for powering through the twistieschuglobal said:I wanna Skyline R34 too ... umm but the Skyline is not $30K+/-. I'd want a new one since ... umm you don't know what the previous owner did unless you know that person. They look PIMP and damn they're fast. That's the car that I want in the future. When other people get a VET, Supra, etc ... I want a Skyline R"X."
Also are the Skyline's AWD or RWD? I've head different stories?
There were a couple of good article about the Skyline in the UK "Car" and "Top Gear" magazines when the latest came out. They explained the AWD system as electronically controlled.chuglobal said:Also are the Skyline's AWD or RWD? I've head different stories?
learn something new everydaywildnuts said:
There were a couple of good article about the Skyline in the UK "Car" and "Top Gear" magazines when the latest came out. They explained the AWD system as electronically controlled.
Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All - Electronic Torque Split
Under normal driving conditions, the car would operate as RWD. But a computer would determine if there is loss of traction and bring torque to the front wheels. Allows 50-50 torque split.
High Capacity Active Steering
Computer controlled active rear wheel steering. Freaky, eh?
So, it's AWD only when it needs it. I think I remember hearing that there are some bugs in these systems in the R-34, but nothing is perfect.
That's exactly what I wanted to post as I was reading down. It's a very good point to make, that the Skyline is only a model line series(Skyline was actually a company absorbed by Nissan).Koua Jones said:Remember not all skylines are GTRs so not all skylines have AWD. The lower models GTS-T are RWD.