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Old 09-20-2006, 08:02 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by mtch

One last thought.... When comparing AWD-RWD-FWD power loss, these are ordered most loss to least loss, but wouldn't a mid or rear engine be more similar to a FWD than RWD. Based on proximity if engine to drive wheels, there is no drive shaft or rear diff that most RWD cars have, which causes most of the additional loss. The Boxster's drivetrain would probably lose closer to 12%, which is more consistant with FWD.

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That's a real good point. I was thinking about that the other day myself. I would think that the boxster would be more efficient than say a front engine Rwd car that has a long heavy drive shaft to spin?
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