Combined with the company’s horizontally opposed Boxer engine, it produces a perfect symmetrical drivetrain and low centre of gravity. This results in great driving balance and stability. Over the past forty years, the company has done continuous research and development to the technology, suiting the system to a wide variety of applications.
Nowadays, Subaru combines the symmetrical all wheel drive system with various vehicle enhancements such as electronically-controlled variable torque distribution systems, an active torque split, a viscous centre differential, and a new driver-controllable centre differential.
With the recent release of the rear wheel driven BRZ, it came as a surprise to some that Subaru’s version of that car did not feature their renowned symmetrical all wheel drive system. Only if that happens, then some would feel that it would be just perfect.
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