Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Handling beats power

… or business as usual. But Audi started pushing the engine back for better weight distribution and bigger wheelbase and also started delivering more power to the rear wheels. And that has improved the car although not enough. Maybe in the next generation they start sending all the power to the rear wheels and making a proper sports-luxury RWD platform. But notice how the S5 wobbles on track, some better damping could help.

1 comment:

Davor said...

The Audi didn't do so bad considering its engine is heavier than the BMW's. I wonder how it would look if they transplanted engines of the cars :)
Also, I'm betting the new 335xi will beat 335i even on a dry track, despite the added weight. RWD doesn't always mean a better sports car (even if you are the type of person that buys a car based on its track performance alone).