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    Quote Originally Posted by GoTRICE
    just putting it out there, where do they stop with the power for a fwd?? As if i was mature and looking for a sensible family car... my car has to much power at the wheels, and i'd say a 200kw aurion would have more power to weight than mine. Not fwd v other variations just at a point it becomes impracticle...
    Interestingly SAAB noted back at the Griffin development that 230kw and 400nm seemed to be the practical ceiling for FWD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZ Boy
    Interestingly SAAB noted back at the Griffin development that 230kw and 400nm seemed to be the practical ceiling for FWD.
    Most powerful SAAB ever is the current 9-3 Aero with 184kw.

    I think you mean the SAAB Viggin with 169kw.

    Anyway what your saying is correct however tyre advancement and more adaptive traction control systems probably mean that the 200kw mark is around about the new sensible maximum for the new breed of fwds.

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    There's Honda Civics out there with like 500HP at the front wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valaxy66
    why don't they say that have xxx armount of torque
    Because your average joe blogs does not understand torque. They only understand power
    as everything else the average joe blogs uses has power ratings (light bulbs, a/c, lawn
    mower, power tools etc etc etc).

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    yea fair enough

    before this forum i used to be, fwd are ****e, you can't do nothing to them yadda yadda,
    but learning over the last year, i realise in time, that you can have a powerful fwd, just get a nice tune setup and good tyres and you'll be sweet, really the only difference is that off the line fwd may have a slight more traction problem, when were talking in getting cars 12 seconds or less down the quater, but they would handle pretty much the same around a track, although i haven't done this before, the fact remains, how power cars are always gonna have traction problems
    hehehe going to join the blue force

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple
    There's Honda Civics out there with like 500HP at the front wheels.
    NA???
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_au
    Anyway what your saying is correct however tyre advancement and more adaptive traction control systems probably mean that the 200kw mark is around about the new sensible maximum for the new breed of fwds.
    wouldnt a more accurate measurement for a "ceiling" be to use power-to-weight figures? Future FWD's may have over 200kW, but they may also weigh 1800-1900kg! In which case a TJ Sports would have close to or higher power-to-weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple
    There's Honda Civics out there with like 500HP at the front wheels.
    yeah and it would be a complete ***** to drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJL25
    yeah and it would be a complete ***** to drive
    Forget about cornering while accelerating

    Can't these twits come up with an original platform to modify - like a Magna or a corolla tercel

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJL25
    yeah and it would be a complete ***** to drive
    Haha, so true. Can you imagine the torque steer?

    To answer Redav: No man, turbo'd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jNBn5UEMLc

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