When we talk about cars, we often hear the words “FF car” and “FR car”.
Do you understand the difference? Let’s study here!
What is an FF car?
Refers to a car that uses a front engine / front drive (FF).
In this method, the engine is located in front of the vehicle body and drives the front wheels. It is found in many cars, mainly passenger cars.
The body is light because there is no propeller shaft. What is a propeller shaft in the first place? This is the shaft that carries the energy generated by the engine to other places.
There is no distance between the engine and the driving tires (front wheels) in the FF system, so there is no need for a propeller shaft.
In addition, the absence of this shaft increases the space and improves comfort. Furthermore, since the load is applied to the front part, the vehicle body is stabilized. Therefore, front-wheel drive cars are recommended for beginners!
Since both “running” and “turning” are performed with the front wheels, a heavy burden is placed on the front wheels. Not suitable for sporty running.
What is FR car?
Front engine rear drive (FR) car.
The engine is placed in the front part of the body and power is sent to the rear wheels through the propeller shaft to drive it.
The propeller shaft bridges the engine and drive wheels!
The front wheels can be “turned” and the rear wheels can be “running”. The reduced amount allows the tires to withstand a larger engine.
This is why sports cars with high-powered engines adopt rear-wheel drive!
There are few parts that can be shared with the FF system used by general passenger cars, and a large number of parts are used. As a result, the price will be higher. The reason why sports cars are expensive is not simply due to the brand, but also to the drive system.
In addition, the shaft for transmitting power to the rear wheels passes through the center line, which reduces space and reduces comfort.
If you want to enjoy a full-fledged ride from a comfortable interior space, we recommend that you choose an FR car!