Need for Speed Most Wanted Game Guide

 Section F. Driving 101

F.01: Drivetrains
The cars in Most Wanted come in three different drivetrains:

1) Front Wheel Drive (FWD): the engine drives the front wheels and the back
wheels as loose. FWD cars corner easier than other cars because the wheels 
that are doing the steering are also the wheels providing the traction and 
the back end just goes along for the ride. However, for good (or better) 
drivers, FWD cars stick to the road too much, and they won't slide through 
corners as fast as other cars.
- Fiat Punto
- Chevy Cobalt SS
- VW Golf Gti

2) Rear Wheel Drive (RWD): the engine drives the back wheels and the front 
wheels are loose. Because the wheels doing the steering (the front) are not 
providing most of the traction, RWD cars feel very twitchy and can slide 
out of control very easily. But, in the hands of a decent driver, this 
sliding ability can be utilized to take corners very fast. Once you've 
mastered the technique of powersliding around corners, you'll never want to 
take anything but a RWD car into any race.

The cost is a tendency to spin the rear wheels when starting from a full 
stop. And that twitchy feeling is magnified whenever you go off road--even 
just up on a sidewalk. Forget about trying to get decent acceleration from 
a full stop if you are off road (for example, on the golf course).
- Aston Martin DB9
- Mercedes-Benz SL 500
- SL65 AMG
- Mercedes-Benz CLK 500
- Dodge Viper SRT10
- Ford GT
- Ford Mustang GT
- Corvette C6
- Corvette C6.R
- Cadillac CTS
- Pontiac GTO
- Vauxhall Monaro VXR
- Lotus Elise
- Mazda RX-8
- Mazda RX-7
- Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
- Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Porsche Carrera GT
- Porsche 911 Carrera S
- Porsche Cayman S
- Renault Clio V6
- Lexus IS300
- Toyota Supra

3) All Wheel Drive (AWD): the engine drives all four wheels. AWD cars can 
accelerate extremely fast from a full stop because they are less likely to 
spin their wheels. They are also very stable off road and have great 
acceleration regardless of the surface. AWD corner easier than RWD, but not 
as well as FWD. AWD cars are excellent vehicles for using in police 
pursuits; and, they are also good for racing if you can't get a handle on 
rear wheel drive.
- Audi A4 3.2 FSI quattro
- Audi TT 3.2 quattro
- Audi A3 3.2 quattro
- Lamborghini Murcielago
- Lamborghini Gallardo
- Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION VIII
- Porsche 911 Turbo S
- Porsche 911 GT2

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Driving 101