31. October 2008 04:00
For some people the very idea of Front Wheel Drive cars is anathema to all that is great about cars, to others they are the perfect solution for size and handling. We love cars regardless of their driven wheels, what we love even more is people that take what on the surface is a 'wrong idea', and push it as far as possible.
One of those areas where people are going all out is FWD drag cars. Traditionally the domain of rear wheel drive cars the world of front wheel drive drag racing is coming along in great leaps, huge front wheels taking advantage of the fact they don't need a good turning circle to go drag racing, Wheelie bars being retooled to hold the front to the floor during weight transfers and all manner of four pot engines being tuned till they scream. The rules for Pro FWD where the most development seems to be are set to 4 cylinder with a maximum capacity of 2.8 litres and one turbo, this has created some wild car and engine builds.
In the same way that RWD drag technology gradually bled down, influenced and informed road going tuned cars, the same is true for FWD drag racing. It doesn't have the glamour of wheelie popping rear wheel drive cars, but it is taking something to the extreme, and that is to be admired. Check out the awesome looking turbos and pipe work in the photos of Brent Leivestads Pro FWD Civic which we found on the Car Domain blog.
What all drag racing entries really needs though is a video, so check this out :
More videos here : http://uk.youtube.com/results?search_query=pro+fwd&page=1