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Which rear-engined cars arguably had the most ideal suspension layout?

Despite the unfashionable engine placement at the rear, historically speaking which rear-engined cars arguably had the most ideal suspension layout? I have seen a few examples cited as the Hillman Imp, Volkswagen Variant II and the later Skoda Estelle / Rapid models though not sure anything other rear-engined models come to mind.

Asked on 25 November 2019 by Lotus Rebel

Answered by Keith Moody
I guess it depends on what you mean by 'most ideal'. For mass production cars, the benefit of a rear-engine, rear-drive layout was that it was low cost. The drivetrain is often smaller and lighter and can be packaged with the gearbox for easy assembly. A big advantage of doing it this way is that passengers get maximum interior space. For many, the Porsche 911 will probably be considered the best rear-engined car - on the 993, this used an all-alloy multilink rear suspension.
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