I have been trying to research this but haven't come up with any resuts? Have there ever been Caddy V10s? I am sure there have been but I don't remember them...
((OK)) I get what your saying but I would just wonder one thing? How is it that caddy NOW can build there FWD NS powered models (WITH MORE TORQUE) then eny FWD competiter yet have (LESS TURQUE STEER) then those cars? It must be that they use equal length shafts even with there crosswise engine placement?Originally posted by Hudson@Apr 23 2004, 05:25 PM
It wasn't exactly the longitudinal or transverse placement of the engine as much as it was the length of the half-shafts. Unequal length half shafts contribute greatly to torque steer. Longitudinally mounted engines have the transmission mounted toward the middle of the car and make it easy for equal-length half shafts to power the front wheels. Transverse engines have the transmission mounted at one end of the engine, so the length of the half shafts depends on where the output shaft is located. As FWD development improved, the output from the transaxle on these cars was centered, providing room for equal-length half shafts.
Cars with longitudinally-mounted engines and FWD included (but aren't limited to) the aforementioned GM E/K-bodies (don't forget the first FWD Seville), Chrysler's LH (and the Eagle Premier/Renault 25), Honda Vigor/Inspire/Acura Vigor/TL (first two generations), Honda/Acura Legend/RL, first-generation Toyota Tercel, Datsun F10 Cherry, all four- and six-cylinder Subarus, Saabs before the 9000 (99/early 900 used the "South-North" mounting), early Lancias....etc.