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Engine Placement

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What car made in the 1990s came with a transverse

mounted motor with FWD and yet there was a high

performance variant with a longitudinaly mounted

motor that sent most of its power to the rear wheels?

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In the 1990s? In THIS decade, there was the MG ZT/Rover 75 which sent all of its power to the front wheels in the regular versions and all of its power to the rear wheels in the V8 versions.

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You're closer than you think... also there is a connection

between this car and a 1970s era compact Chevrolet.

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Great guess but no cigar.... the Clio has a transverse mounted motor

in both FWD & RWD configurations. This car has a tuner version that

comes with a motor mounted lenghtwise in the chassis.

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Oh, if we're talking "tuner" versions the Ford Focus was offered that way as well.

But in the 1990s, the Chevrolet S10 was offered with in RWD/4WD configurations and also transverse/FWD configurations. But neither of these are what you're going for.

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I forgot about the 'lectric S10s and I know they make

Focus 4.6 GT conversions btu that's strictly aftermarket.

This car was made by company "A" and then conversions

were made and transformed by company "B" and sold

as new under both brands' names. Think RUF Porsche...

similar kind of "tuner".

Like I said it's not GM but it has a link to a little Chevy

that was made in the 1970s.

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C'mon... this is a no-brainer.

Compact Chevrolet car from the 1970s... then years

later this "tuner" made this car in question but for rival brand.

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So some tuner company converted a vehicle related to a longitudinally-engined Chevrolet (since no Chevrolet models in the 1970s had transverse engines) to a transverse setup and detuned it (since the longitudinally-engined vehicle in your question was the "high performance" version)?

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70s chevy compact... well thats either chevette monza or vega right?

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Because of the Cosworth Twin-Cam Vegas of the mid-70's? That's really reaching when you say there's a link, pal.

Not like I would have guessed it in a million years anyways :lol:

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The answer is the Ford Cosworth. The Rally Car Legend.

But even the half-assed Cosworth RS2000 had a

transverse mounted motor. I mean the REAL Cosworth

Escort. One of the best Ford ever made and one with an

amazing track record. These little AWD Winged wonders

go like a Cheetah that drank a gallon of coffee.

http://www.wrc-cosworth.org/pics/pics1/Coche2.jpg

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The connection was the 1970s Cosworth Vegas

and therfore Cosworth was the missing link. :wink:

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Damn youngin's. :angry: :AH-HA_wink:

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I've never heard of either of those vehicles..

The Cosworth Escort was the WRX - STi of the

ealry 1990s, kicking ass & taking names.

Like the WRX the Cosworth Escort was purpose

built to battle in the World Rally Championship.

It's trully one of the most amazing pieces of

automotive craftsmanship in that it can hold its

own on a paved circuit or on a mud-sand-snow

covered mountain path in New Zeland.

I thought since it's featured in Gran Turismo 2

some of you video-game-era kids might know

it well from that game alone.

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I've never heard of either of those vehicles..

SixtyEight:

There was a joke that Billy Crystal used to tell about feeling old. He said that his kid was asking if Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings. I feel that way, but I'd have to explain who Wings...AND Paul McCartney....is.

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Well, the irony is that I have the taste of a 110 year old guy

but I'm only 27. I feel young but I don't feel like I belong in

my generation. I wish I had been born in the late 40s with

the rest of the baby boomer generation.

Used V16 Cadillacs, COPO Camaros & '59 Buicks would

have been a lot more attainable. If I end up buying the 1964

Oldsmobile I keep talking about then I will own a car whose

original owner would be 110 years old if he were alive today.

That being said a 1990s era Cosworth Escort is pretty darn

new, not just by my standards. :unsure:

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You lost me Griffon.

Hudson: What part of the country are you in?

If you're anywhere in N.E. I'll stop by next

time one of my crazy roadtrips.

WMJ:

Don't say F-biased-AWD or I'll kick your butt. :P :wink:

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Hudson: What part of the country are you in?

If you're anywhere in N.E. I'll stop by next

time one of my crazy roadtrips.

Eastern Pennsylvania. Let me know the next time you're roadtrippin'.

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Eastern Pennsylvania. Let me know the next time you're roadtrippin'.

Awsome! I'm defiantely going out there at some point this year.

GM1, Balthazar, Camino, Black&Blue, OCNBLU and others live

in that general area. :D

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