[left]Ok so I was reading around and saw people aruging on which they thought would be better in the following categories: road race, drag race and rally…
My question to you is what do you think is better and why?
In the rally I’d deff. say the Evo8 because of its advanced AWD system.
In a drag race I’m not honestly sure who would win? Drivers race?
For road race I want to saw Evo 8 because of AYC, but I’ve read alot and saw that people feel the Skyline would win.
I don’t see why people say the R34 has a more advanced AWD system??? The skyline is rwd till the rear wheels slip when it goes to 50/50 trq split. The evo can transfer trq back and forth, and lot bigger split front to rear, not to mention it can control the trq split side to side. Wouldn’t that allow for better cornering?
Thanks for the input guys…I’m just trying to set this arugment stright in my mind and I need more facts.
well a skyline was never built to Rally so taht goes to the EVO…of all the best motoring videos I have seen the Skyline beats the EVO on the road course I believe I am not positive Ill have to re watch them…Drag racing it all depends…stock for stock I wouls say Evo due to weight and all the goodies…but again and the ATTESA is no slouch of an AWD system…even is some cases RWD > AWD so when the skyline doesnt need the AWD and is RWD there is no loss threw the other 2 wheels that the EVO might have
the evo can’t transfer 100% of the torque to the rear wheels. so it has the tendancy to understeer like a fwd car in the twisties. sinse the skyline can transfer all the torque to the rear wheels it will promote oversteer and therefore be faster in a road race.
Drag race - although the Evo’s are good at it, I think that the Skyline would be better only because it’s motor his the capability of higher overall numbers.
As for the AWD, they are obviously both, but they act in very different ways.
I have an explanation in one of my service manuals on the entire operation of the ACD, and it is quite the interesting read. In very basic terms, the ACD works by electronic clutches (Clutch pack) that determines the engagement point and rate depending on various sensor inputs. I believe the sensors are lateral g-force, steering angle, ABS (Not for brakes, just wheel speed) throttle position and a few others.
In driving in the snow, I could see a vast difference between the three modes, trying to get it to slide around. Tarmac is great for wagging the tail around in a parking lot, snow is hard to get it to slide because it makes the front end pull more rather than being pushed, and gravel is a mix of both. I could get it to do long powerslides in gravel mod because it allowed the rear to kick out a tad, then the front would start to pull a second later, and blamo, you are already sliding so it looked like a really long AWD drift in the snow.
The Skylines system is a pretty advanced system as well. I think that your three most advanced systems are the Nissan Skylines, The Evo’s, and the Porsche 959’s. Nissan uses an electronically controlled clutch as well, and I am not to sure how the Porsche operates. I think a good example of how welll the AYC and ACD works would be with the video of the Evo FQ400 against the Lambo. It really shows in the video how easy it is to control the Evo and drive it at it’s limits.
Rally - Evo
Drag - R34 (6cyl power curve > 4 cyl)
Road Race - R34
But when have these two raced stock vs. stock? Most often it’s super modified vs. super modified, and in the last SCC, the super modified EVO was beating the R34 until it blew its engine at 9300 rpm from lack of oil…