I promise you there is nothing rigged about the road test. The cars were all driven at the same speed into the bend.
The captions to the pictures were as follows:
BMW: It's smooth, punchy, flexible. Oversteer is easily controlled.
Rover: Torquey engine and slick gearbox make it a true driver's car. On limit handling can't quite match BMW, however.
Citroën: Turbo engine hasn't quite the stuff of Rover or BMW, but CX is still a fast car. Handling is fail safe FWD, with understeer at limit. Stability is excellent.
As for the second paragraph in your last post - WHOA! -
you are not camparing apples with apples. We are talking FWD for passenger cars here - not racing cars. I could argue that all Formula 1 cars have REAR MOUNTED ENGINES and when last did you see a regular high volume production car with a rear mounted engine?
One could argue that Formula 1 and no doubt other classes of racing vehicle use wish-bone type suspension, which is certainly not common on production vehicles. Wish bone suspension has been used by Honda and others in the past, but it is expensive to manufacture and while cost is a big issue in vehicle production, a car ends up being a compromise between technology and cost.
As for your last paragraph - well that's just a plain insult. FYI I have owned a Rover SD1 V8, similar to the one in the pics above, as well as various other RWD cars. I own two rear wheel drive cars as of this moment. They have REAR ENGINES too, which is where an engine should be located! I also have at least 1 million km driving experience and have licences to drive everything up to a 10 ton truck. I also have a military licence to drive an armoured vehicle. Need I say more?
Well, just to proove that FWD is superior in the case of regular production 4 door passenger saloons, here are some pics from a reputable German magazine prooving that a FWD Citroën CX is the only car in this batch that can keep its line through a bend......... this time in the dry.