What with The Smoking Tire’s recent videos with modified Golfs and GTIs, and the talk about maximum FWD power, it occurred to me that I hadn’t heard much about staggered tires on FWD vehicles, i.e. putting wider tires up front. In theory the added grip would increase the car’s ability to put down power, as well as reducing the tendency to understeer.

Apparently the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP came with this sort of setup (hat-tip TireRack.com).

Have any of you had a front-driver with wide tires up front?