Show them this.
Many rally superstars started of with front wheel drive. Some stuck with them. This video is eight minutes of pure Jean Ragnotti and his Renault Clio Maxi. A two litre naturally aspirated 250 bhp front wheel drive car.
Ragnotti is not as familiar name as his fellow countryman Sebastian Loeb, who incidentally raced a 380bhp front wheel drive Citreon in World Touring Cars for 2014/15.