Megane: Can't feel the FWD

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  1. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

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    I'm actually really liking the Meganes. The are a lot of fun to throw around corners and drift :cool:

    But I really can't "feel" that they are FWD drive cars. Compared to something like Race07 where you really notice the difference between RWD and FWD.

    Anyone else feel the same?
     
  2. mikeyk1985

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    I think the racing meganes are actually RWD, says so in the setup screen.
     
  3. buddhatree

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    D'oh! really?
     
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    Yeah, they are very understeery sometimes which makes them feel like FWD and of course the production car is FWD so I know exactly what you mean.
     
  5. Bee

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    Your spidie senses are correct... they are RWD.
     
  6. BasJon

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    yes the meganes in rf1 and rf2 have always been rwd drive, hence when you turn off tc and boot it with some steering lock the ass comes around that would not happen with a fwd :)
     
  7. buddhatree

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    To quote the late, great Gilda Radner, "Oh. Well that's completely different. Never mind" :D
     
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    I had to go and double check in the game, I'm such a nerd, lmao
     
  10. Blacky

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    Well that's surprising. For me it felt a bit like a 4WD. You can easily do 180° off the line but you can also go very early on throttle, for example out of T2 a Sepang.
     
  11. Marek Lesniak

    Marek Lesniak Car Team Staff Member

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    4WD will pull front in a very specific way.
     
  12. Jose Casanovas

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    I feel the same , the react as fwd cars, never tried race 07

    its a good feeling but...
     
  13. brabham67

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    I've driven the FWD cars in the Race07 series, and unlike the Megane, they all push hard coming out of a corner, whereas the Megane can get loose, and in a quick way, on corner exit.
     
  14. Mr.Ferret

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    I think the short wheelbase contributes to some of the stability and understeer. I don't have any facts to back that up with but that's what my gut tells me. Possibly even the low profile compounds again not sure I think I need to go on to YouTube and check out. These cars in action
     
  15. CdnRacer

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    Don't forget it's a mid engine car as well
     
  16. Mr.Ferret

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    Ah and now by knowing it's rwd, short AND mid engined it makes sense now
     
  17. Gabkicks

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    you should be able to tell it is MR just from teh way it drives.
     
  18. Slothman

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    Right..final piece in the puzzle.

    Not ever seeing race or knowing much about them I was struggling with the "WHAT THE" component of these cars.

    Saw they where RWD in the game but every know and then they behaved....weird. Mid Engine would explain that...puzzle solved, back to breaking it and kicking its ass again :)
     
  19. Robert Gödicke

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    A shorter wheelbase usually contributes to better turning, so it should be completely the other way around.
    But the Megane Trophy car has more or less nothing in common with the road version, making it a fully featured race car from the ground up. It has a very low mass center and the engine as well as the gearbox are placed longitudinally behind the cockpit. That's where the stability comes from.

    For me, the Megane Trophy in the beta drives exactly like I'd imagine it would in reality. It steers very direct and has lots of grip thanks to the fully adjustable race-spec suspension and slick tires. When lowering the rear wing a little it doesn't understeer for me btw, it's the most fun to drive for me at the moment. :)
     
  20. Mr.Ferret

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    i had a feeling i was out of my depth whilst writing that :p thanks for correcting me :)
     

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