Team XCAR converged upon Rockingham speedway for a very special test. Usually, this motor racing venue hosts local and endurance racing championships apart from the regular track days. This time, the XCAR boys were particularly interested in the low friction test track that nestles within the high speed oval and real world, practical test. At hand were three different cars- BMW 120d, Subaru Impreza, Renault Megane Sport 275 Trophy and as you know they are RWD, AWD and FWD respectively.
Over the course of the day, all three cars were put to test first on a skid plate with electronic aides switched on followed by a run with all systems turned off. All three cars with their unique drivetrains behave in completely different ways over the skid plate. The low friction test track is where the AWD system on the Subaru really comes into play. The Subaru seems rather composed on the slalom course, where the Renault just understeered and the BMW was almost undriveable.
It is a test aimed to find out which of the three drive layouts is ideal for inexperienced drivers under extremely unfavorable driving conditions. Sadly, the dreary looking Subaru proves better than the rest. Don’t miss the full video embedded below. It’s quite entertaining.
AWD vs FWD vs RWD: Who Wins?
Source: XCARFilms via Youtube