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Re: AWD Performance

That's probably due to subaru suspension more than to subaru AWD.  The
Subarus have a viscous-coupled AWD system - all the power goes to the front
axel.  If the rear axel is not going about the same speed, they get locked
together.  On the track, they'll be going the same speed and the car will be
FWD.  The Suby is NOT a Quattro - it is more of an "as-needed" AWD system
than a true AWD system.


>From: Andrew Fletcher <FLETCHA@citec.qld.gov.au>
>Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 18:58:09 +1000
>Subject: Re: AWD performance - bit lengthy
>I purchased  a copy of the December 1996 issue of 'car' magazine today.
>It has an article titled .....
>"20 of the Worlds Best-Handling Cars rated on road and track"
>and they finished in this order..
>Lotus Elise, Subaru Impreza Turbo, MGF, Honda NSX, Pug 106 GTI,
>Caterham Superlight, Pug 306 GTI-6, Lamborghini Diablo SV, Toyota
>Supra, MB E36 AMG, Jaguar XK8, Nissan Primera Sri, Porsche 911,
>Nissan GT-RV, BMW M3 Evo, BMW 528i, Citroen Xantia Activa, Alfa
>Romeo GTV, BMW 318ti Compact, TVR Cerbera.
>The conclusion about the Impreza - "Consider instead inspired handling
>that makes an M3 feel clumsy and a 911 unpredictable."