Drive trains

  • FWD vs RWD vs AWD

FWD: FWD or Front Wheel Drive is a type of drive train just like the ones bellow. Front Wheel Drive uses the front wheels to propel the car.

Pros of FWD: Simplest to work on, most common, lighter than other options.
Cons of FWD: Limited traction in poor conditions, more difficult for drifting.

RWD: RWD or Rear wheel drive is also a type of drive train just like FWD, except for the fact that Rear Wheel Drive uses the rear wheels to propel the car.

Pros of RWD: Better handling, ideal for drifting, better weight distribution.
Cons of RWD: Less common than FWD and AWD, poor traction in the rain or snow.

AWD: AWD or All Wheel Drive is a drive train that uses all four wheels of a vehicle to propel it self.

Pros of AWD: Excellent traction compared to FWD and AWD, capable off road.
Cons of AWD: Much heavier than the two other options, loss of power in the differentials.

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