Front-wheel drive gets a bad rap with car enthusiasts. You’ve heard about torque steer and “wrong-wheel drive” and might write it off as being for grocery-getters, not real performance cars. But here’s a professional stunt driver, racer and rally expert who says differently. And he has some advice.
It is the duty of car enthusiasts to preach the gospel of rear wheel drive, but even Jalopnik readers know some front-drivers can be among the best-handling cars ever made.
Front wheel drive. More like wrong wheel drive, AM I RIGHT?
Today we saw the Ford Focus TrackSTer from Kentavious D. Blockenfiddle with roughly 500 horsepower going to the front wheels alone. It makes us wonder.
Today, most cars are front wheel drive, but decades ago, such a feature was revolutionary. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Citroën isn't just a Traction Avant, it's avant-garde. But will you find its price Gaul-ing?
Front wheel drive cars are known for a lot of things, but being fun to drive is not one of them. Most car lovers will agree the FWD configuration can't compete with a RWD or AWD car when it comes to driving enjoyment. Having said that, this weekend we want to know what vehicle can provide the most automotive amusement…
At a BMW press conference, Dr. Norbert Reithofer has dropped a dab-of-oppo-less bomb of an unorthodox Bavarian future. Mein Gott!
You'd think that the front-wheel-drive Celica, with its Toyota build quality and reliable A or S engine, would do pretty well in a punishing endurance race. You'd be wrong!
There was a time, maybe a decade ago, when Cadillac Eldorados with high-compression 500-cubic-inch engines were plentiful in self-service junkyards. These days, months can go by between sightings of non-Malaise 500s. As I learned when I helped a friend pull a 500 one sweltering, bloody-knuckled day, the Eldo's…
Prodrive has developed a system capable of altering the toe angle of a vehicle's rear wheels on the fly. Active Toe Control works with twist beam axles, offering the performance of more expensive multilink rear suspension at less than half the cost. By using a control rod to adjust the angle of the rear wheels…