DEVELOPMENT OF A FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE CAR

Principal difficulties to be removed in the early stage of development were the problem of gradeability and that of constant velocity sliding universal joint. After many endeavors, a front-wheel-drive car equipped with horizontally opposed four cylinder engine was realized. This configuration has, to add to the proper superiorities of front-wheel-drive car, advantages in respect of vibration, cornering ability, crashworthiness, safety for pedestrians and ease of designing four-wheel-drive-car. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Matsumoto, R
    • Hataya, G I
    • Morinaga, M
    • Tsukada, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770803
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM