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Mid-engine design

Index Mid-engine design

A mid-engine layout describes the placement of an automobile engine between the rear and front axles. [1]

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Acura TL

The Acura TL is a mid-size luxury car that was manufactured by Acura.

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AEC Reliance

The AEC Reliance was a mid-underfloor mounted engined single-decker bus and coach chassis manufactured by AEC between 1953 and 1979.

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Alfa Romeo 4C

The Alfa Romeo 4C (Type 960) is a mid-engined, lightweight, rear-wheel drive sports car.

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Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo between 2007 and 2010.

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All-Trac

All-Trac was a proprietary full-time symmetric four wheel drive system used on a variety of Toyota badged models from 1988 to 2000.

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Ariel Atom

The Ariel Atom is a road legal high performance sports car made by the Ariel Motor Company based in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, and under licence in North America by TMI Autotech, Inc.

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Audi R8

The Audi R8 is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi's trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

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Austin Metro

The Metro is a city car that was produced by British Leyland (BL) and, later, the Rover Group from 1980 to 1998.

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Autocar Company

The Autocar Company is an American specialist manufacturer of severe-duty, Cab Over Engine vocational trucks, based in Hagerstown, Indiana.

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Automobile handling

Automobile handling and vehicle handling are descriptions of the way a wheeled vehicle responds and reacts to the inputs of a driver, as well as how it moves along a track or road.

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Automotive engine

As of 2013 there were a wide variety of propulsion systems available or potentially available for automobiles and other vehicles.

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Axle

An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.

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Bill Thomas Cheetah

The Bill Thomas Cheetah was a sports car designed, engineered entirely with American components, and built from 1963 to 1966 by Chevrolet performance tuner Bill Thomas.

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BMW i8

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW.

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BMW M1

The BMW M1 (BMW type code E26) is a sports car produced by German automotive manufacturer BMW from 1978 to 1981.

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Bugatti EB 110

The Bugatti EB 110 is a mid-engine sports car produced by Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. from 1991 to 1995, when the company was liquidated.

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Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti.

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Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette, known colloquially as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, is a sports car manufactured by Chevrolet.

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Chevrolet Corvette (C2)

The Chevrolet Corvette (C2) (also known as the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray) is the second generation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car, produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1963 to 1967 model years.

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Chevrolet Corvette (C7)

The Chevrolet Corvette (C7) is a sports car produced by Chevrolet.

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Citroën DS

The Citroën DS is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive executive car that was manufactured and marketed by the French company Citroën from 1955 to 1975 in sedan, wagon/estate and convertible body configurations.

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Citroën SM

The Citroën SM is a high-performance coupé produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1970 to 1975.

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Citroën Traction Avant

The Citroën Traction Avant is an executive car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1934 to 1957.

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Clio V6 Renault Sport

The Renault Clio V6 Renault Sport is a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout hot hatch based on the Renault Clio launched in 2001.

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Consulier GTP

The Consulier GTP is an American sports car that was produced by Consulier Industries between 1985 and 1993 and successfully used in professional racing.

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Cord (automobile)

Cord was the brand name of an American luxury automobile company from Connersville, Indiana, manufactured by the Auburn Automobile Company from 1929 to 1932 and again in 1936 and 1937.

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Crankshaft

A crankshaft—related to crank—is a mechanical part able to perform a conversion between reciprocating motion and rotational motion.

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DC Avanti

The DC Avanti is a coupe styled sports car produced by DC Design, an Indian design firm headed by Dilip Chhabria.

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De Tomaso Guarà

The De Tomaso Guarà is a sports car and the last project of the founder and owner Alejandro de Tomaso put into the market.

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De Tomaso Pantera

The De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engined sports car produced by the De Tomaso car company of Italy from 1971 to 1992.

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De Tomaso Vallelunga

The De Tomaso Vallelunga is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car produced by De Tomaso from 1964 until 1968.

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Differential (mechanical device)

A differential is a gear train with three shafts that has the property that the rotational speed of one shaft is the average of the speeds of the others, or a fixed multiple of that average.

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Dodge Viper

The Dodge Viper is a sports car manufactured by Dodge (SRT for 2013 and 2014), a division of American car manufacturer FCA US LLC from 1991 through 2017, having taken a brief hiatus from 2010–2013.

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Drive shaft

A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.

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Enzo Ferrari (automobile)

The Enzo Ferrari (also unofficially referred to as the Ferrari Enzo) is a 12 cylinder mid-engine sports car named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari.

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Ferrari 246 F1

The Ferrari 246 F1 was a Ferrari racing car built for the Formula One World Championship of 1958.

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Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS

The Ferrari 308 GTB berlinetta and targa topped 308 GTS are V8 mid-engined, 2-seater sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1985.

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Ferrari 328

The Ferrari 328 GTB and GTS (Type F106) was the successor to the Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS.

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Ferrari 348

The Ferrari 348 (Type F119) is a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive V8-powered 2-seat sports car produced by Italian automaker Ferrari, replacing the 328 in 1989 and continuing until 1995.

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Ferrari 360

The Ferrari 360 is a two-seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car built by Ferrari from 1999 to 2005.

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Ferrari 458

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari.

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Ferrari 488

The Ferrari 488 (Tipo F142M) is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari, introduced in 2015 to replace the previous 458.

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Ferrari 550

The Ferrari 550 Maranello (Type F133) is a front-engined V12 2-seat grand tourer built by Ferrari from 1996 to 2001.

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Ferrari 575M Maranello

The Ferrari 575M Maranello is a two-seat, two-door, grand tourer built by Ferrari.

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Ferrari 599

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (internal code F141) is an Italian grand tourer produced by Ferrari.

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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is a 2+2 coupé grand tourer produced by Ferrari between 2004 and 2010.

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Ferrari F12

The Ferrari F12berlinetta (also unofficially referred to as the F12 Berlinetta or the F12, and unofficially stylized as the F12B for short) is a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer produced by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari.

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Ferrari F355

The Ferrari F355 (Type F129) is a sports car built by Ferrari as an evolution of the Ferrari 348 from May 1994 to 1999.

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Ferrari F40

The Ferrari F40 is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car built from 1987 to 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996 respectively.

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Ferrari F430

The Ferrari F430 is a sports car produced by the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari from 2004 to 2009 as a successor to the Ferrari 360.

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Ferrari F50

The Ferrari F50 is a mid-engined range-topping sports car made by Ferrari.

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Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF (FF meaning "Ferrari Four", for four seats and four-wheel drive) is a grand tourer presented by Ferrari on March 1, 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show as a successor to the 612 Scaglietti grand tourer.

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Ferrari FXX

The Ferrari FXX is a high-performance track only developmental prototype built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari.

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Ferrari GTC4Lusso

The Ferrari GTC4Lusso is a four-seat grand tourer produced by Italian car manufacturer Ferrari.

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Ferrari Mondial

The Ferrari Mondial is a mid-engined, V8-powered grand tourer which was produced by Italian manufacturer Ferrari between 1980 and 1993.

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Ferrari Testarossa

The Ferrari Testarossa (Type F110) is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer.

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Fiat X1/9

The Fiat X1/9 is a two-seater mid-engined sports car designed by Bertone and manufactured by Fiat from 1972-1982 and subsequently by Bertone from 1982-1989.

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Ford F-Series

The Ford F-Series is a series of light-duty trucks and medium-duty trucks (Class 2-7) that have been marketed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1948.

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Ford GT

The Ford GT is an American mid-engine two-seater sports car manufactured and marketed by Ford for model year 2005 in conjunction with the company's 2003 centenary — and again in redesigned form for model year 2017.

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Ford GT40

The Ford GT40 is a high-performance endurance racing car with the Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III model cars being based upon the British Lola Mk6, and were designed and built in England, while the GT40 Mk IV model was designed and built entirely within the United States.

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Ford RS200

The Ford RS200 is a mid-engined, four-wheel drive sports car that was produced by Ford Europe from 1984 to 1986.

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Four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive, also called 4×4 ("four by four") or 4WD, refers to a two-axled vehicle drivetrain capable of providing torque to all of its wheels simultaneously.

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Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout

In automotive design, an FR, or front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout is one where the engine is located at the front of the vehicle and driven wheels are located at the rear.

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Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.

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Honda Acty

The Honda Acty is a series of cabover microvans and kei trucks produced by the Japanese automaker Honda since 1977, designed for the Japanese domestic market (JDM).

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Honda Beat

The Honda Beat is a rear wheel drive, mid-engined two-seat roadster kei car produced from May 1991 to February 1996.

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Honda NSX

The Honda NSX, marketed in North America as the Acura NSX, is a two-seat, mid-engine sports car manufactured by Honda/Acura.

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Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 is a roadster that was manufactured by Japanese company Honda from 1999 to 2009.

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Honda S660

The Honda S660 is a two-seat sports car which fits in the very small Kei car category.

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Honda Vigor

The Honda Vigor was a premium sedan that was sold in Japan through the Honda Verno dealer network from 1981 to 1995 derived from the Honda Accord, and briefly sold in North America from June 1991 to 1994 as the Acura Vigor.

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Honda Z

The Honda Z (marketed also as the Z600) is a two-door hatchback kei car/city car manufactured and marketed by the Honda Motor Company, from 1970 until 1974.

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Hummer H1

The Hummer H1 is a four-wheel-drive utility vehicle based on the M998 Humvee, which was created by AM General.

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Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit.

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Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid-electric, 2-seat, concept car produced by Jaguar Cars in partnership with Formula One team Williams F1 which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

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Jaguar E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975.

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Jaguar F-Type

The Jaguar F-Type is a two-door, two-seater sports car, based on a shortened platform of the XK convertible, manufactured by British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover under their Jaguar marque from 2013.

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Jaguar XJ13

The Jaguar XJ13 was a prototype racing car developed by Jaguar Engineering Director William Heynes to compete at Le Mans in the mid 1960s.

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Jaguar XJ220

The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seat sports car produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing.

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Jaguar XJR-15

The Jaguar Sport XJR-15 is a two-seater supercar produced by Jaguar Sport a subsidiary of Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing between 1990 and 1992.

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Jeep Forward Control

The Jeep Forward Control is a truck that was produced by Willys Motors, later named Kaiser Jeep, from 1956 to 1965.

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LaFerrari

The LaFerrari (project name, F150)(also unofficially referred to as the Ferrari LaFerrari) is a limited production hybrid sports car built by Ferrari.

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Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini.

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Lamborghini Cheetah

The Lamborghini Cheetah was an off-road prototype built in 1977 by the Italian carmaker Lamborghini.

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Lamborghini Countach

The Lamborghini Countach is a rear mid-engined, V12 sports car produced by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990.

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Lamborghini Diablo

The Lamborghini Diablo is a high-performance mid-engined sports car that was built by Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini between 1990 and 2001.

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Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo is a sports car built by the Italian manufacturer Lamborghini from 2003 to 2013.

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Lamborghini Huracán

The Lamborghini Huracán (Spanish for "hurricane") is a sports car built by Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini replacing the previous V10 flagship, the Gallardo.

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Lamborghini Jalpa

The Lamborghini Jalpa is a sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini from 1981 to 1988.

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Lamborghini Miura

The Lamborghini Miura is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1966 and 1973.

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Lamborghini Murciélago

The Lamborghini Murciélago is a sports car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 2001 and 2010.

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Lamborghini Reventón

The Lamborghini Reventón is a mid-engine sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in English) is a high-performance limited edition lightweight automobile produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

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Lamborghini Silhouette

The Lamborghini Silhouette P300 is a two-door two-seat mid-engined rear-wheel drive sports car, that was made in small numbers by Lamborghini between 1976 and 1979.

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Lancia Delta S4

The Lancia Delta S4 is a Group B rally car from the Italian car company Lancia.

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Lancia Montecarlo

The Lancia Montecarlo (Type 137) is a Pininfarina-designed mid-engined sports car which was produced by Lancia in Italy from 1975 to 1981.

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Lancia Stratos

The Lancia Stratos HF (Tipo 829), widely and more simply known as Lancia Stratos, is a sports car and rally car made by Italian car manufacturer Lancia.

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Lexus LFA

The Lexus LFA (Japanese: レクサス・LFA, Rekusasu LFA) is a two-seat supercar from Lexus.

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Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan is the name of two separate ranges of automobiles produced by Lotus Cars.

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Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise is a two-seat, rear-wheel drive, mid-engined roadster conceived in early 1994 and released in September 1996 by the British manufacturer Lotus Cars.

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Lotus Esprit

The Lotus Esprit is a sports car that was built by Lotus Cars at their Hethel factory in the United Kingdom between 1976 and 2004.

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Lotus Europa

The Lotus Europa name is used on two distinct mid-engined GT coupé cars built by Lotus Cars.

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Lotus Evora

The Lotus Evora is a sports car produced by British car manufacturer Lotus.

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Lotus Exige

The Lotus Exige is a British two-door, two-seat sports car made by Lotus Cars since 2000.

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Maserati Bora

The Maserati Bora (Tipo 117) is a mid-engined two-seat coupe manufactured by Maserati, powered by a V8 engine.

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Maserati GranTurismo

The Maserati GranTurismo is a two-door, four-seat coupé produced by the Italian car manufacturer Maserati.

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Maserati MC12

The Maserati MC12 is a limited production two-seater sports car produced by Italian car maker Maserati to allow a racing variant to compete in the FIA GT Championship.

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Maserati Merak

The Maserati Merak (Tipo AM122) is a mid-engined 2+2 sports car produced by Maserati between 1972 and 1983.

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Maserati Quattroporte

The Maserati Quattroporte is a four-door luxury sports sedan produced by Italian car manufacturer Maserati.

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Mastretta MXT

The MXT is an automobile produced by the Mexican car manufacturer Mastretta.

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Matra 530

The Matra 530 is a sports car created and built by the French engineering group Matra.

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Matra Bagheera

The Matra Bagheera is a sports car built by the automotive division of the French engineering group Matra in cooperation with automaker Simca.

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Matra Djet

The Matra Djet is a French sports car that was originally designed and sold by René Bonnet.

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Matra Murena

The Matra Murena is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car that was produced from 1980 through 1983 by the French engineering group Matra.

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Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5, released as the Mazda MX-5 Miata in North America and as the Eunos Roadster or Mazda Roadster in Japan, is a lightweight two-seater roadster with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.

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Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978-2002 across three generations — all noted for using a compact, lightweight Wankel engine.

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Mazda RX-8

The Mazda RX-8 is a sports car manufactured by the Japanese automaker Mazda between 2002 and 2012.

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McLaren 12C

The McLaren MP4-12C, later known simply as the McLaren 12C, is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive.

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McLaren 650S

The McLaren 650S is a British sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive.

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McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Cars.

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McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is a British limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car produced by McLaren Automotive.

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Mercedes-AMG GT

The Mercedes-AMG GT (C190 / R190) is a 2-door, 2-seat sports car produced in coupé and roadster form by Mercedes-AMG.

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Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR (W297) is a sports car and race car that was built by Mercedes-AMG, performance and motorsports arm of Mercedes-Benz.

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Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (C199 / R199 / Z199) is a grand tourer jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England and sold from 2003 to 2010.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (C197 / R197) is a front mid-engine, 2-seater, limited production sports car developed by the Mercedes-AMG division of German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz and was the first Mercedes-Benz automobile designed in-house by AMG.

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MG F / MG TF

The MG F and MG TF are mid-engined, rear wheel drive roadster cars that were sold under the MG marque by three manufacturers between 1995 and 2011.

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Mosler MT900

The MT900 is a sports car that was built in the United States and the United Kingdom by Mosler Automotive.

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Nissan 350Z

The Nissan 350Z (known as Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan) is a two-door, two-seater sports car that was manufactured by Nissan Motors from 2002 to 2009 and marks the fifth generation of Nissan's Z-car line.

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Nissan 370Z

The Nissan 370Z (known as the Fairlady Z Z34 in Japan) is a 2-door, 2-seater sports car (S-segment in Europe) manufactured by Nissan Motor Company.

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Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is a 2-door 2+2 high performance vehicle produced by Nissan unveiled in 2007.

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Nissan GT-R LM Nismo

The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo was a sports prototype racing car built by the Nissan Motor Company and their motorsports division Nismo.

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Nissan R390 GT1

The Nissan R390 GT1 was a mid-engined racing car built in Atsugi, Japan.

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Nissan Skyline

The Nissan Skyline (Japanese: 日産・スカイライン Nissan Sukairain) is a line of compact cars, sports cars and compact executive cars originally produced by the Prince Motor Company starting in 1957, and then by Nissan after the two companies merged in 1967.

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Opel GT

The Opel GT is a front-engine, rear-drive two-seat sports car manufactured and marketed by Opel in two generations — separated by a 34-year hiatus.

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Opel Speedster

The Opel Speedster is a British built mid-engined, targa-topped, two seat sports car sold by the German automaker Opel, introduced in July 2000.

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Pagani Huayra

The Pagani Huayra is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani.

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Pagani Zonda

The Pagani Zonda is a mid-engined sports car built by the Italian manufacturer Pagani.

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Pontiac Fiero

The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by General Motors from 1983 to 1988 for the 1984 to 1988 model years.

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Porsche 550

The Porsche 550 was a racing sports car produced by Porsche from 1953-1956.

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Porsche 911 GT1

The Porsche 911 GT1 is a car designed for competition in the GT1 class of sportscar racing, which also required a street legal version for homologation purposes.

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Porsche 914

The Porsche 914 or VW-Porsche 914 is a mid-engined sports car designed manufactured and marketed collaboratively by Volkswagen and Porsche from 1969 to 1976.

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Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche.

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Porsche 928

The Porsche 928 is a luxury grand tourer produced by Porsche AG of Germany from 1978 to 1995.

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Porsche Boxster/Cayman

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are mid-engined two-seater sports cars built by Porsche.

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Porsche Carrera GT

The Porsche Carrera GT (Project Code 980) is a mid-engined sports car that was manufactured by Porsche between 2004–2007 in Leipzig, Germany.

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Prince R380

The Prince R380 was a racing car built in 1965 by Prince Motor Company to compete in the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout

In automotive design, a RMR or Rear Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout (now simply known as MR or Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout) is one in which the rear wheels are driven by an engine placed just in front of them, behind the passenger compartment.

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Renault 16

The Renault 16 (R16) is a family hatchback produced by French automaker Renault between 1965 and 1980 in Le Havre, France.

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Renault 4

The Renault 4, also known as the 4L (pronounced "Quatrelle"), is a hatchback economy car produced by the French automaker Renault between 1961 and 1994.

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Renault 5

The Renault 5 is a supermini produced by French automaker Renault.

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Renault 5 Turbo

The Renault 5 Turbo or R5 Turbo is a high-performance hatchback automobile launched by the French manufacturer Renault at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1980.

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Ruf 3400S

The Ruf 3400S is a vehicle built by Ruf Automobile of Germany on the Porsche Boxster platform from 1999.

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Ruf CTR3

The Ruf CTR3 is a mid-engined sports car built by Ruf Automobile of Germany.

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Ruf RK Coupe

The Ruf RK Coupe/Spyder is a mid-engined sports car made by Ruf Automobile and Studiotorino.

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Rumpler Tropfenwagen

The Rumpler Tropfenwagen ("Rumpler drop car", named after its raindrop shape) was a car developed by Austrian engineer Edmund Rumpler.

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Saab Sonett

The Saab Sonett is an automobile manufactured between 1955 and 1957 and again between 1966 and 1974 by Saab of Sweden.

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Saleen S7

The Saleen S7 is an American hand-built, high-performance supercar designed and built by Saleen Automotive Inc.

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Shock absorber

A shock absorber (in reality, a shock "damper") is a mechanical or hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses.

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Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution, established on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.

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SSC Aero

The SSC Ultimate Aero is a mid-engined sports car that was produced by SSC North America (formerly known as Shelby SuperCars) from 2006 until 2013.

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Toyota 2000GT

The Toyota 2000GT is a limited-production, front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, hardtop coupé grand tourer designed by Toyota in collaboration with Yamaha.

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Toyota iQ

The Toyota iQ is a transverse engined, front-wheel-drive city car that was manufactured by Toyota and marketed in a single generation for Japan (2008–2016), Europe (2008–2015), and North America (2012–2015) where it was marketed as the Scion iQ. A rebadged variant was marketed in Europe as the Aston Martin Cygnet (2009–2013).

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Toyota LiteAce

The Toyota LiteAce and TownAce are a line of light commercial and derivative passenger vans produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota.

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Toyota MR2

The Toyota MR2 is a two-seat, mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car manufactured in Japan and marketed globally by Toyota from 1984 to 2007 over three generations: W10 (1984–1989), W20 (1990–1999) and W30 (2000–2007).

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Toyota Previa

The Toyota Previa, also known as the Toyota Estima in Japan, and Toyota Tarago in Australia, is an MPV or multi-purpose vehicle (known as a minivan in North America) produced by Toyota since 1990.

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Transmission (mechanics)

A transmission is a machine in a power transmission system, which provides controlled application of the power.

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Universal joint

A universal joint (universal coupling, U-joint, Cardan joint, Spicer or Hardy Spicer joint, or Hooke's joint) is a joint or coupling connecting rigid rods whose axes are inclined to each other, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion.

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Vector WX-8

The Vector WX8 was a sports car prototype under development at Vector Motors.

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Volvo C303

Volvo Cross Country C303, (Tgb 11, A.K.A "Terrängbil 11", translated as "Terrain Vehicle 11"), is the base model of a range of military vehicles produced by Volvo.

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Volvo L3314

The Volvo Laplander L3314 is the base model of a range of military vehicles produced by Volvo.

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Weight distribution

Weight distribution is the apportioning of weight within a vehicle, especially cars, airplanes, and trains.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-engine_design

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