The history of the Subaru car began in one thousand nine hundred and fifty-eight years, when the Japanese concern “Fuji Heavy Industries”, engaged in the production of jet aircraft, designed a passenger car from scratch. The first car in the history of the concern was called the Subaru 360. It was a 4-seater, 2-door car with a supporting body. He had a 2-stroke, 2-cylinder engine with a volume of three hundred sixty cubic cm and a power of 20 hp. The engine was located behind.
In one thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine, the R-2 front-wheel drive car, which also had great success in the market for the Land of the Rising Sun, came to replace the three hundred and sixty model. With the advent of this car, the dream of many Japanese people to have their own car was realized.
After the success of the company in the production of mini-cars, the production of the revolutionary Subaru 1000 began. In addition to the very original silhouette with a beveled trunk lid, the car had front-wheel drive and a boxer 4-cylinder engine with a displacement of nine hundred ninety-seven cm3. and power up to sixty seven hp This car thanks to the original design, low center of mass, type of drive, fully independent suspension behaved perfectly on the road.
Nakajima Aircraft Aircraft Research Laboratory was founded in 1929 by Chikuhey Nakajima (1884-1949) in Gunma Prefecture (approximately seventy kilometers north of Tokyo), and is currently located at Subaru’s main production base.
Nakajima was the eldest son in the family of a farmer in Gunma Prefecture. At the age of nineteen, he entered the naval academy, and there he found news of the first successful flight of an airplane carried out in the USA by the Wright brothers. Nakajima was very interested in the dream and romance of the sky and wanted to participate in the process of creating aircraft for the Japanese armed forces. He left the army and organized the Aviation Research Laboratory.
Soon, the laboratory became known as Nakajima Aircraft Co., Ltd. This renaming emphasized the fact that the Company reached the same level as the leading aircraft manufacturers in Japan. However, by the time the Second World War ended in one thousand nine hundred and forty-five years, aircraft production was stopped.