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Old 03-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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I would like to see an AWD Mustang, like the SHO Taurus. Why couldn't this be done? Who would like to see this?
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What would that do to the world of drifting?
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.... really.... the whole point of a muscle car is simplicity...


lol just get an STI and a Stang, best of both worlds.
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Muscle cars are RWD. Period.
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they are already far to heavy as it is, lets not complicate matters and plus it wont really be a Mustang anymore if they were to do this
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If you want an awd mustang I suggest you are looking at the wrong breed of cars. Awd kills fun. Mustangs are fun. Awd would kill the mustang for a lot of people.
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If you want an awd mustang I suggest you are looking at the wrong breed of cars. Awd kills fun. Mustangs are fun. Awd would kill the mustang for a lot of people.
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It shouldn't be done but man would it be awesome it would be fast as hell
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It shouldn't be done but man would it be awesome it would be fast as hell
takes more hp to turn the extra wheels so technically it would be slower taking traction out of the equation
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If you want an awd mustang I suggest you are looking at the wrong breed of cars. Awd kills fun. Mustangs are fun. Awd would kill the mustang for a lot of people.
-10... Awd is plenty fun trust me i own an evo8
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takes more hp to turn the extra wheels so technically it would be slower taking traction out of the equation
But you can't take traction out of the equation. 1,000,000hp with no traction would get outrun by a fiat 500 if it had traction.
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I agree, AWD is mad fun especially if you live anywhere near snow! But these cars are meant to be Simple... thats what they said about EFI though...
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I agree though that mustangs should stay RWD. I
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Idk I think AWD is fun and the Evo at just 291 HP isn't far behind the Mustang. Thst being said I don't think the Mustang should be anything but RWD.
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Idk I think AWD is fun and the Evo at just 291 HP isn't far behind the Mustang. Thst being said I don't think the Mustang should be anything but RWD.
Mine pushes 350 to the wheels... But stangs are more fun as rwd than Awd
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Mine pushes 350 to the wheels... But stangs are more fun as rwd than Awd
An Evo with 350 to the wheels has gotta be pretty quick, especially an VIII compared to the X cuz it's a lot lighter. Yeah I think the Mustang is supposed to be RWD and is a lot more fun that way.
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These are sports/pony cars. AWD doesn't belong on them. Plus, IRS is already going to add weight, don't need any more weight added with AWD.
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I would like to see an AWD Mustang, like the SHO Taurus. Why couldn't this be done? Who would like to see this?
The 2015 are using a 4 cylinder so who knows lol
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The 2015 are using a 4 cylinder so who knows lol
Which means it wouldn't be the first time?
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Which means it wouldn't be the first time?
Last time they did that they made it a front wheel drive and called it a probe lol.
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But you can't take traction out of the equation. 1,000,000hp with no traction would get outrun by a fiat 500 if it had traction.
true, but mustangs with slicks or stick tires dont need any more traction than they already have for the most part.
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true, but mustangs with slicks or stick tires dont need any more traction than they already have for the most part.
I'm against AWD for mustangs. I was just saying you couldn't take traction out of the equation because it is the biggest part of the equation. But they shouldn't make a mustang with AWD. It wouldn't be a muscle car anymore.
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Last time they did that they made it a front wheel drive and called it a probe lol.
And the time before that they called it an SVO and it ran door to door with the 5.0 gt.
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And the time before that they called it an SVO and it ran door to door with the 5.0 gt.
The 85.5 and 86 svo out ran the gt
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I would bet an equally equipped AWD Mustang GT would be faster and more fun than a Mustang GT.
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I would bet an equally equipped AWD Mustang GT would be faster and more fun than a Mustang GT.
Not from my perspective. It would launch great but you would have to raise the engine to accommodate it which would ruin handling. Also, it would add weight and drivetrain loss. And I find rwd way more entertaining than awd. This is the criticism the gtr gets. It's too safe and too grippy. It would also add thousands of dollars to the cost of every car.
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Not from my perspective. It would launch great but you would have to raise the engine to accommodate it which would ruin handling. Also, it would add weight and drivetrain loss. And I find rwd way more entertaining than awd. This is the criticism the gtr gets. It's too safe and too grippy. It would also add thousands of dollars to the cost of every car.
Engine doesn't need to be lifted, but it would cost more.

And the 4 banger is only confirmed for UK. iF it has been confirmed for US, I have not heard of it. Of anyone can enlighten, I would appreciate it.
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Am I the only one all for this?
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If it were offered as an option, I would pay the extra.
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Am I the only one all for this?
Lol, it would be neat, but I wouldn't want it. To keep low center of gravity, it would be crazy expensive or have a lot of over hang, or need a different engine setup. And I have never launched an awd standard, but hear that launching a standard awd and being GOOD at it are VERY different lol.

I think it would be a waste of RnD, but hey, someone paid 400k for a wagon Quattroporte...so I m sure it exists somewhere.
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Can you do donuts in an AWD? Can you drift an AWD? Can you burnout an AWD? I think the fact that Mustangs are meant to be simple beasts means they should only be RWD.
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Can you do donuts in an AWD? Can you drift an AWD? Can you burnout an AWD? I think the fact that Mustangs are meant to be simple beasts means they should only be RWD.
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Can you do donuts in an AWD? Can you drift an AWD? Can you burnout an AWD? I think the fact that Mustangs are meant to be simple beasts means they should only be RWD.
Yes u can do all these things. Again I think it should and could be offered as AWD. It would be much faster and just as much fun.
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Yes u can do all these things. Again I think it should and could be offered as AWD. It would be much faster and just as much fun.
With enough power, sure. But it seems like the general consensus is we want cheap and cheerful, while this would be pretty costly.
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With enough power, sure. But it seems like the general consensus is we want cheap and cheerful, while this would be pretty costly.
Cheap and cheerful? You watch top gear uk, right?
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