I need some Oppo knowledge. Are there any modern cars with front, mid-engine, front wheel drive? I cannot think of any. The only car I can think of like this is the Cord 810 and 812.
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The Cord even has the raidator behind the front axle. I was thinking a lightweight FMF car would make a fun efficient little car. The configuration should be good for everything except off the line acceleration. The centered mass comparted to a regular FWD should improve turn and braking.
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