From its original conception , the BRZ was engineered as a symbol of sports car purity . Uniquely low and compact , the reliable SUBARU BOXER ® engine was chosen as the foundation . From there , the ideal sports coupe would come to fruition — one with a lightweight , balanced chassis and a component few driving purists would live without : rear-wheel drive .
The BRZ is designed to reduce drag with functional exterior designs , from its vented front bumper , rear bumper and fenders to its integrated ducktail rear spoiler .
Sports Car Drivetrain
Laid out symmetrically , the SUBARU BOXER ® engine puts the crankshaft perfectly in line with the driveshaft for tremendous stability and dynamic agility . Plus , the rear-wheel drive configuration allowed us to move the engine farther back to give you precise control over your cornering attitude . We combined this agile platform with a quick-ratio steering system that ’ s tuned to react with astounding precision and immediacy to your input .