Front engine, Rear wheel
A term used to describe a vehicle with the engine located in the front, powering the rear wheels via a propshaft (driveshaft).
Most cars built
prior to the 1970's had an FR layout, however most automobile
manufacturers are using front wheel
drive layouts for their economy models due to lighter weight, and cheaper manufacturing costs. The FR layout is still commonly found in sports cars
and high-end luxury sedans.
From a performance standpoint; most FR vehicles are inherently
balanced and when correctly setup will exhibit
neutral handling characteristics.