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Rear Engine Cars - RWD vs AWD
Rear Engine Cars - RWD vs AWD
Published: 2015/01/14
Channel: Engineering Explained
7 Rear-Engine RWD Cars That Are Not a Porsche 911 | Ep. 1
7 Rear-Engine RWD Cars That Are Not a Porsche 911 | Ep. 1
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: VisioRacer
6 INSANE Rear Engine Conversions!
6 INSANE Rear Engine Conversions!
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Nike1600
New Renault Twingo – A rear engine for impressive  comfort !
New Renault Twingo – A rear engine for impressive comfort !
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Renault
New Renault Twingo – An innovative design with a rear engine.
New Renault Twingo – An innovative design with a rear engine.
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Renault
Crazy turbo civic hatch rwd , rear engine.
Crazy turbo civic hatch rwd , rear engine.
Published: 2014/02/16
Channel: yardman0001
Rear-Engine Mini-Truck Madness! Roadkill Ep. 45
Rear-Engine Mini-Truck Madness! Roadkill Ep. 45
Published: 2015/11/27
Channel: Motor Trend Channel
The Mid- vs. Rear-Engine Debate: Porsche Cayman R vs. 911 GT3 - CAR and DRIVER
The Mid- vs. Rear-Engine Debate: Porsche Cayman R vs. 911 GT3 - CAR and DRIVER
Published: 2011/06/22
Channel: Car and Driver Magazine
Which is best: front engine, mid-engine or rear engine? - Video Bench Racing with Autoweek
Which is best: front engine, mid-engine or rear engine? - Video Bench Racing with Autoweek
Published: 2013/04/02
Channel: AutoweekUSA
Rear engine rat rod
Rear engine rat rod
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: dagooos
1982 Pontiac Firebird - rear engine complete modification  - MUST SEE - Morris Car Show
1982 Pontiac Firebird - rear engine complete modification - MUST SEE - Morris Car Show
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: USClassicMuscleCars
Insane rear engine big Block 3rd gen Firebird-smokin fast! world
Insane rear engine big Block 3rd gen Firebird-smokin fast! world's ONLY!
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: AutoAppraise
Rare Rear Engine...
Rare Rear Engine...
Published: 2009/08/11
Channel: CORVAIRWILD
Rear engine mount in under 3 minutes
Rear engine mount in under 3 minutes
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: henny D22
rear engine truck
rear engine truck
Published: 2009/07/23
Channel: fastace69
Rat Rod with rear engine (Mid Engine) 2016 July 4th Seward Nebraska
Rat Rod with rear engine (Mid Engine) 2016 July 4th Seward Nebraska
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: unclebigguy
Rear engine Honda Civic EG Hatch
Rear engine Honda Civic EG Hatch
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: Quick Cars
Rear Engine Buggy on 47s on Axle Hill at Trucks Gone Wild
Rear Engine Buggy on 47s on Axle Hill at Trucks Gone Wild
Published: 2011/09/28
Channel: MadRam11
Which Is The Best Engine Placement: Front-Engine, Mid-Engine, Or Rear-Engine?
Which Is The Best Engine Placement: Front-Engine, Mid-Engine, Or Rear-Engine?
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: Sirpalmtree
Snapper Rear Engine Mower Re-power with Briggs and Stratton
Snapper Rear Engine Mower Re-power with Briggs and Stratton
Published: 2013/12/29
Channel: dieselworld
Rear-Engine Design
Rear-Engine Design
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: LocostBuild
1931 Rear Engine Willys
1931 Rear Engine Willys
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: MyHotRodTV
REAR ENGINE BUGGY CRAWLS V-NOTCH
REAR ENGINE BUGGY CRAWLS V-NOTCH
Published: 2013/04/03
Channel: MadRam11
Renault Twingo goes rear-engine and rear-wheel drive - picture special
Renault Twingo goes rear-engine and rear-wheel drive - picture special
Published: 2014/03/02
Channel: Autocar
INSANE Twin Turbo Rear Engine Stretchy Truck
INSANE Twin Turbo Rear Engine Stretchy Truck
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: URBAN HILLBILLY VIDEOS
Rear engine elcamino project moving
Rear engine elcamino project moving
Published: 2012/02/26
Channel: stone69331
rear engine truck/see ya bye,done.
rear engine truck/see ya bye,done.
Published: 2009/11/18
Channel: fastace69
Hardrace rear engine vs Hasport rear engine  Honda si
Hardrace rear engine vs Hasport rear engine Honda si
Published: 2015/08/02
Channel: Werks Guy
Rear Engine 1969 Ford Mustang | 1 of a kind
Rear Engine 1969 Ford Mustang | 1 of a kind
Published: 2012/11/04
Channel: HD Speed Network
Installing the rear engine
Installing the rear engine
Published: 2016/05/08
Channel: Peter .K
BRUTUS IS A REAR ENGINE MONSTER!!
BRUTUS IS A REAR ENGINE MONSTER!!
Published: 2015/05/11
Channel: rekjavicxxx
Rear Mounted Subaru Engine & Trans First Start Up
Rear Mounted Subaru Engine & Trans First Start Up
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Alex V
Rear Engine Buggy vs. Flipper
Rear Engine Buggy vs. Flipper
Published: 2012/06/04
Channel: BustedKnuckleVideo
New Renault Twingo – If the engine is at the back, what’s at the front?
New Renault Twingo – If the engine is at the back, what’s at the front?
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Renault
GTP rear engine install part 2
GTP rear engine install part 2
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: Peter .K
REAR ENGINE MUD TRUCK IN SNOW
REAR ENGINE MUD TRUCK IN SNOW
Published: 2009/10/11
Channel: mitch buss
Rear engines are great! ......for crashing.mp4
Rear engines are great! ......for crashing.mp4
Published: 2011/09/04
Channel: Stavros Georgio
Corvair; Chevy
Corvair; Chevy's answer to rear engine, air-cooled VW
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: DougCameraman
Rear engine ram
Rear engine ram
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Randy Nault
Murray rear engine rider mower is a runner 3-5 day off
Murray rear engine rider mower is a runner 3-5 day off
Published: 2013/06/10
Channel: IBDALOVELY1
My 50 dollar Simplicity rear engine rider!
My 50 dollar Simplicity rear engine rider!
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: Alan Marshall
HOW TO REPLACE REAR ENGINE MOTOR MOUNT REPLACEMENT TUTORIAL
HOW TO REPLACE REAR ENGINE MOTOR MOUNT REPLACEMENT TUTORIAL
Published: 2015/08/14
Channel: fabolousg4ever
Rear Engine Elcamino - Nearly Complete
Rear Engine Elcamino - Nearly Complete
Published: 2014/04/14
Channel: stone69331
Snapper Rear Engine Rider Dealer Setup
Snapper Rear Engine Rider Dealer Setup
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: Michael Haynes
Custom Built Supercar | Rear-Engine
Custom Built Supercar | Rear-Engine
Published: 2012/11/04
Channel: HD Speed Network
145. Installing the mower deck on my Snapper rear engine rider
145. Installing the mower deck on my Snapper rear engine rider
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Jim Jackson
Rear engine dragster vs. front engine dragster
Rear engine dragster vs. front engine dragster
Published: 2010/08/30
Channel: tanner6385
Murray Rear Engine Rider 8/30
Murray Rear Engine Rider 8/30
Published: 2009/10/21
Channel: car jamie
Single Seat Rear Engine Buggy on Maxxis Tires
Single Seat Rear Engine Buggy on Maxxis Tires
Published: 2011/12/02
Channel: MadRam11
How to Replace Install Rear Engine Mount 2001-05 Honda Civic
How to Replace Install Rear Engine Mount 2001-05 Honda Civic
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: 1A Auto Parts
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In automobile design, a rear-engine design layout places the engine at the rear of the vehicle. The center of gravity of the engine itself is behind the rear axle. This is not to be confused with the center of gravity of the whole vehicle, as an imbalance of such proportions would make it impossible to keep the front wheels on the ground.

Rear-engine position / Rear-wheel drive

Rear-engined vehicles are almost always rear-wheel drive, a layout known as RR. The exception is certain high performance four-wheel drive models from the German automaker Porsche. This layout is chosen for three reasons: packaging, traction, and ease of manufacture:

  • Since the engine is located at an extremity, the rest of the vehicle can be used for passengers and luggage.
  • Having the engine located over the driven wheels increases downward pressure, which is helpful for grip on loose surfaces.
  • The drivetrain can be assembled as a unit and installed easily at the factory - easier than a front wheel drive layout where the driven wheels also steer the car.

A rear-wheel drive, rear-engine vehicle tends to be prone to oversteer which allows for tighter turner radius than that of a neutral or understeer condition of a vehicle, however this causes vehicle instability. For this reason rear-engine design has been abandoned as a design option for regular passenger cars, but still maintains a viability for race applications.[1]

Although this layout was once popular, it was mainly found in small, inexpensive cars and light commercial vehicles. Most car makers have abandoned the rear-engined layout apart from Porsche who has gradually developed their design with improvements to the suspension and chassis to reduce the shortcomings of the layout to exceptional levels in road and race cars.[citation needed]

The most popular current application of this layout is in low-floor buses where its space-saving attributes are best applied.

On the DeLorean DMC-12, to compensate for the uneven (35/65) weight distribution caused by the rear-mounted engine, the car had rear wheels with a diameter slightly greater than the front wheels.

Notable rear-engined cars[edit]

Smart Fortwo's three-cylinder engine officially sits behind the rear axle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, J. Y. (2008). Theory of Ground Vehicles. Hoboken NJ: Wiley. p. 560. ISBN 0-471-35461-9. 


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