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The Mr2-mr....or Not Mr


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Mid-engined Runabout 2seater, Mid-engined Rear wheel drive 2seater, Mid-ship Runabout 2seater etc etc.

The question is...is it REALLY mid-engined. I mean the engine sits directly over the axle. The lotus elise is the same too. In Ferraris the engine sits in front of the rear axle which means its a 'proper' mid-engined car, Porsches it sit behind the axle hence its classed as rear engined. So the MR2 really is a kind of inbetween an MR and RR isnt it? So isnt it false advertising to call it an 'M' R2? :lol:

Any opinions?

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I always though the definition of 'front engined' was the fact the engine was in-front of the driver... hmmmm

By that definition a rear engined car has the engine behind the driver and in a mid engined car the driver sits on the engine :P :P :P

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I always though the definition of 'front engined' was the fact the engine was in-front of the driver... hmmmm

By that definition a rear engined car has the engine behind the driver and in a mid engined car the driver sits on the engine :P :P :P

no...

Following the same definition..

A mid engined car is one which the engine is between the driver and rear axle..

A rear engined car is one which the engine is behind both the driver and rear axle..

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big arguement on scoobynet about this, all the new breed of really expensive merc coupes etc now claim to be mid engined as well as some ferraris that have the engine infront of the driver, they claim these new cars are mid engined because it only matters that the engine is between the front and rear axles, not if infront or behind driver. <if my vocabulary was any smaller, it would be nearly as small as my genitals> i say, if the engines infront of the driver its front engined. :P

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