Most folk wouldn’t expect to see a classic Cadillac on a top-10 list of “Best Front Wheel Drive Cars Ever”, but the folks at Donut Media have, somewhat puzzlingly, included the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado in their selection. A second GM vehicle managed to make the cut, too: the 2008-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS.
Now, it’s no secret that yours truly is completely, utterly biased with regard to the turbocharged Cobalt SS being perhaps the best front-wheel drive car GM ever produced; I do own one, after all. But this isn’t about what I think; it’s a collective look at the history of front-wheel drive offerings. There are plenty of other vehicles that could’ve made the list, so we think this says something about the record-setting Cobalt Super Sport.
The 1970 Eldorado, on the other hand, was not something we expected to see here. Then again, how many other front-wheel-drive cars have ever offered a V8, let alone three: a 7.0-liter, 7.7-liter, or a mammoth 8.2-liter? The latter engine was the largest American production V8 ever made, and it produced 400 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. Click here for four more lesser-known Eldorado facts.
To hear what else made Donut Media’s top 10 list of “Best Front Wheel Drive Cars Ever”, hit play on the video above.