It seems that not a week goes by that we don’t hear about some yabbo running out of talent while leaving an auto-related meet up and ending up on the wrong side of a YouTube video. And what do almost all of those instances have in common besides an excess of testosterone? That’s right, they’re almost always something RWD, either a Mustang, Corvette, BMW, or… Ferrari.
Yeah, it happens.
The question however is why is it happening? I think I have the answer. We’ve been coddled for too long with the easily correctable understeer characteristics of FWD cars, leaving many of us incapable of dealing with oversteering traits of rear-wheel drive cars, especially those packing a ton of ponies. What do you think, is the spate of RWD car crashes a symbol of a fading social skill? Or, is it just a bunch of yahoos who will eventually get weeded out by Darwin’s Law?