What makes the mini cooper and Civic Type R (and other previous Type R variants) such good handling cars?
FWD easier to produce. Handling not so good (with exceptions).
RWD more expensive to produce, but better handling.
AWD/4WD unrelated to discussion... but awd could be made to handle extremely well.
How do they get cars like the TYPE R variants and Mini cooper to handle so well? They handle well enough to hang with similar RWD cars... But how do they achieve this with a drive train type that is typically associated with under steer and economy cars?