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  • Mid engine by definition only

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Thread: Is the Atom mid engine?

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    Neutrino MadMaxAtom's Avatar
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    Is the Atom mid engine?

    I heard the Atom called mid engine recently, because the engine is mounted foreward of the rear axle.Made me think about it... I always considered a mid engine car to have it's motor more centrally mounted between the axles..GT40 style. So,is the Atom mid engine or rear engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    I heard the Atom called mid engine recently, because the engine is mounted foreward of the rear axle.Made me think about it... I always considered a mid engine car to have it's motor more centrally mounted between the axles..GT40 style. So,is the Atom mid engine or rear engine?
    By definition only. I think that mid engine really should require a crank that is longitudinally mounted.
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    Yep, by definition only. It does not exhibit many (or even any) of the advantages that a mid-engine car should have over a rear-engine car, in practice.
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