Why do super cars have engines in the back?

Why are Ferrari engines in the back?

They provide a lot of power and traction to the back wheels, which makes them quick to accelerate. Although, that same power to the back wheels can come back to bite them.

Why are Porsche engines in the rear?

Hoping to improve performance, the engineers at Porsche put the heaviest component in their vehicle – the engine – directly over the rear wheels of the car, all in an effort to promote a vehicle that “oversteers”. …

Are Porsches still rear-engine?

Porsche decided to put the 911’s engine in the back, behind the rear axle, way back in the day when the 911 was first designed. Since then, that engine has remained there, and while some might say it’s out of stubbornness, there are legitimately wonderful reasons for having a rear-engine car.

Why is the VW engine in the back?

In the 1930s, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche started with a steel platform chassis and added all wheel independent torsion-bar suspension. The rear-engine platform gave excellent traction, as well as effortless steering.

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