This category is within the scope of WikiProject Automobiles, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of automobiles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Contradiction in what way? Is sport hatches and sports sedans subsets of sports cars or something else? // Liftarn
They're not. As the sports car article describes, it's a very specific class of vehicle which nearly excludes front wheel drive by design. — AKADriver☎ 16:27, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
That sounds very much like your personal opinion. // Liftarn
It is, which is why I asked here to see if there was a consensus. — AKADriver☎ 16:52, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
I agree that in some cases I have applied a rather broad definition of sports car. Some are defined as sports cars in the article, but I don't quite agree with it. For instance the Renault Fuego. Other are more obvious sports car. // Liftarn
Front wheel drive has been used in some sports cars (usually in their own classes in rally races, almost definitely as a starter's class) but it's definitely the worst of the 3 options (A, R, and F) because of some fundamental flaws. Most people should be able to explain this to you if you ask. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:26, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
The choice of front-wheel drive is unusual for a sports car, but according to Lotus Elan sales literature, "for a given vehicle weight, power and tyre size, a front wheel drive car was always faster over a given section of road. There were definite advantages in traction and controllability, and drawbacks such as torque steer, bump steer and steering kickback were not insurmountable."