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Date: 06 Jul 2007 07:31:01 GMT
From: Adrian <>
Subject: Re: 338 hp saab 900 2-door

johannes ( gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying : >> What a perfect illustration of the limitations of front wheel drive. >> Under acceleration, the center of mass of the car moves to the rear >> and there's not enough weight on the front tires to prevent them from >> just uselessly spinning. > When i had a car with traditional north-south engine, the car would > roll a bit when I blipped the pedal; this is of course angular > momentum conservation. Similarly, a transverse engine will pitch the > car, but the effect is probably more subtle. Depending on the rotation > direction of the crankshaft, it could actually help traction. But the > effect is probably quite small. Ummm, it's a C900. The engine *is* north-south.

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