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HEMIS are gone after 2019?

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by dakrt99, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Rick Anderson

    Rick Anderson Well-Known Member

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    Dave and others talked about the packaging, and for Porsche at least, the 911 had to put the engine hanging off the rear to fit the width, NOT a good weight distribution for a sports car for handling, but they made up for it with suspension tuning/design etc...

    The Carrera put the engine in front of rear wheels, better weight distribution for a sports car, but no room for a rear seat, even if it was going to be the tiny rear seat of the 911.
     
  2. Rick Anderson

    Rick Anderson Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, not knowing much about Bentley's, I'm going to hazard a guess there was a reason they needed the engine in a smaller package. Perhaps it was less the hood length and more the fact they wanted a good handling sporty luxury sports car, like the latest Aston Martin? The engine in a smaller package could do wonders for weight distribution and NOT having to compromise the overall dimensions of the vehicle.

    The reason the late 60's and 70's Corvette's had such long hoods was to get the weight distribution the designers wanted. Since they didn't change the engine packaging, they had to push the front wheels out farther up front making the hood longer. Other cars, just have the some of the engine overhang the front wheels and compromise the weight distribution.
     

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