Road test: Subaru BRZ

Subaru's BRZ is somewhat of a unicorn – the only rear-wheel drive, sporty offering in its range. AOL Cars gets behind the wheel of the recently facelifted model to see if it's as good as its rivals

What is it?

The Subaru BRZ has been around for a while now, but recently benefitted from a facelift – along with its platform sibling, the Toyota GT86.

Though the basic formula remains the same – rear wheel drive, a front-mounted flat-four engine and not too much power – the nip and tuck plus revised styling will be a way to keep this aging machine relevant on the market.

Since its introduction in 2012, the BRZ has become known as a car for real enthusiasts, with its credentials as a daily driver compromised but its ability to thrill on a back road virtually unmatched at this price.