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      01-27-2014, 09:50 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
I suppose 50-50 weight balance still delivers ultimate handling to (it's well known that closer to 60-40 is significantly better...).
While 60/40 might be significantly better, do we have some independent confirmation of that?


A car like the Ferrari F12 (front engine RWD) has a weight distribution of 46/54, and is regarded as a good handling car...

Ferrari F12 is 46/54

Ferrari FF is 47/53

Ferrari California is 47/53

Merc SLS AMG is 53/47

Aston Martin DBS is 51,3/48,7

BMW F10 M5 is 52,5/47,5

All of the above are front engined cars with RWD and are considered good handling cars. None is at 50/50, but Ferrari are rear biased and the others are front biased.

And as far as I know, a race car like the Audi R18 TDI Le Mans Prototype runs a even weight distribution front and rear. The R8 etron has a 48/52 distribution ( http://www.worldcarfans.com/11006142...urs-of-le-mans )

Last edited by Boss330; 01-27-2014 at 02:35 PM..