olefud wrote:In theory, a rear wing will aid a front-wheel drive car in at least two ways. The rear wheels will be capable of greater braking effort at speed. And, with an appropriate adjustment to roll center or stiffness, there will be a bit more cornering ability.
Any additional aero down force is potentially a good thing. But just bolting a wing on is rather useless. A spoiler might well prrovide some of the advantages while actually improving aero drag.
Lurk wrote:bill shoe wrote:Pieoter wrote:In what way is the 265 a race only vehicle?
I confess I don't know anything about this car. However, Renault has the impression that it's a race version--The Mégane Renaultsport 265 Trophy Limited Edition is a race version of the street vehicle, Mégane Renaultsport 250 Cup. To improve its 0-60mph performance, reduction in weight has been achieved by removing equipment, such as climate control (air conditioning remains as standard), tyre pressure monitor, exterior Renaultsport styling, rear armrests, electrically adjustable drivers seat and heated front seats. The reduction in weight has enabled the new limited edition Mégane Renaultsport 265 Trophy to set a new benchmark time for a production-specification front-wheel drive car at the Nürburgring’s infamous Nordschleife circuit. This performance beats the attempts of several far more powerful, rear-wheel drive cars
It is just marketing. Mégane RS 265 is nothing less that a Megane RS with 15HP more, recaro seats and the "Cup Pack" which is avalaible at 1400€ on the RS.
There is a Megane race car, but it look like this:
siskue2005 wrote:Thanks for the help guys.
i think the benfits are mostly for track cars, not a road car.
i have decided not to get it
instead going for ligter wheels and grippier wider tyres is much more benifitial.
and some better springs would help me with grip
strad wrote:On a front wheel drive car the rear just wants to swing around back there
marcush. wrote:If you choose to have a wing or a spoiler -who cares?
Tommy Cookers wrote:not so long ago (certainly in Europe) there were many small, high performance 'hot hatches' that had a lot of rear roll stiffness to help them put their power down in corners and reduce steering 'fight' (manual of course)
Tommy Cookers wrote:Paul Frere (GP & Le Mans winner, MEng graduate, journalist) complained about this in print, eg the best-seller Peugeot 205 GTi
Users browsing this forum: nOracle and 3 guests