Category talk:Front-wheel-drive sports cars

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Er, isn't this category a bit contradictory? The cars listed are properly sport compacts, hot hatches, or sports sedans. — AKADriver 21:54, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

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. (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."