04. The 2013 Subaru BRZ Is Rear-Wheel Drive
Most readers will have probably picked up on the fact that so far in this article there has been no mention of the BRZ's all-wheel drive system. The reason for this omission is due to the fact that the 2013 Subaru BRZ is available exclusively with a rear-wheel drive layout. The BRZ represents Subaru's only pure rear-wheel drive effort since the Subaru 360 - the company's very first model that took the form of a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive microcar, produced until 1971. The decision to avoid all-wheel drive was made in part to help keep the coupe's weight down, but also to provide the kind of driving dynamics that compact two-door Japanese automobiles have traditionally been able to offer.