Why did VW put the engine in the back?
Placing the electric motor over the rear axle means even cars with the smallest available battery pack will have enough weight over the driven wheels to provide traction on wet or icy surfaces. … In simple terms, Volkswagen will add a second electric motor to the front axle to create a through-the-road system.
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.
Are Corvettes rear-engine?
The Corvette’s traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout endured for seven decades, making it one of the world’s longest-running, continuously produced passenger cars with sales surpassing 1.7 million units.
Why are sports cars rear-wheel-drive?
While a FWD car has most of the weight of the engine and transaxle (the transmission and axle assembly are one unit in a FWD car) over the front wheels, a RWD car spreads the weight of its drivetrain more evenly front-to-rear. This is why most sports cars — and virtually all race cars — are RWD.