Drag racing is simple, get from A to B, 402 metres (a quarter of a mile in old speak) later as quickly as possible. Power is a definite advantage, but because it’s a standing start race, grip plays a very large part as well, as you can see in this AWD vs RWD vs FWD drag race.

In this AWD vs RWD vs FWD drag race UK automotive website, Car Wow, lines up three four-cylinder performance cars with very different ways of delivering their power to the tarmac. The Golf R uses all-wheel-drive, with a dual clutch transmission, the Porsche Boxster 718 GTS has a mid-mounted engine and is rear-wheel-drive, and the Renault Megane Trophy is front-wheel driven and has a six-speed manual transmission.

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