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> but whenever I see a wrecked fast/sports car that's clearly taken a bad corner it's a RWD.
Also, you have to factor in that many true sports cars have a mid- or even a rear engine combined with RWD. While it makes for near-ideal weight distribution and lets you corner like a Formula 1 racer, it isn't the best layout in terms of stability.
If you take cars like the MG F or TF, not "true" sports cars, I know, but mid engined nonetheless, they're loads of fun to drive for sheer agility, but if you push your luck around a bend with barely a drop of water on the road, it's going to turn into a carousel ride. I used to have an 03 reg TF, and when I still had it relatively new, one day I was going around a curve in city traffic and there was a moist patch on the road surface, not wet, just moist, but it was enough for the rear of the car to break out completely without warning and me ending up doing a 180. Luckily, this was on a Sunday morning and there weren't many other cars around, but you get the picture. And having a 400hp mid-engined RWD car like a Ferrari or Lamborghini isn't going to make going around a tight bend at break-neck speed much less dangerous. I think that's what many people underestimate about the mid engine layout. You can corner at quite daring speeds, but it's hard to judge without proper experience at which point things get dangerous and you run the risk of spinning out.