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Published: 2014/12/11
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New Renault Twingo – Discover exceptional agility thanks to rear engine !
Published: 2014/12/11
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Published: 2014/12/11
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New Renault Twingo – Thanks to its rear engine, you have exceptional loading space !
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Published: 2014/12/11
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Published: 2014/10/19
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Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: Racing Psychosis
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Published: 2017/09/12
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Published: 2014/05/30
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Published: 2017/10/26
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2014 Renault Twingo: Rear Engine & Rear Wheel drive
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Published: 2013/06/28
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Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: Engineering Explained
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Published: 2016/11/17
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Published: 2012/11/04
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WOW !!! Peugeot designs rear engine hybrid for Gran Turismo Sport
Published: 2017/10/13
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2016 VKA Delmar - Sportsman Rear Engine Kart Race #1
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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-engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle is 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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