Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ and Mazda MX-5 Track Test

We really don’t know if we can trust the results of this test, since Takayuki Kinoshita (he’s in the Mazda) is a factory driver for Gazoo Racing and even has LFA written on the front of his helmet.
However, we’re going to allow him to be a bit biased because Toyota and Subaru have delivered what they promised. When you see tests only between rear wheel drive affordable cars, everybody actually wins in our book!

The race starts with the older Mazda getting a huge three line lead over its newer rivals. It seems that the Subaru is the faster car of the two Toyobarus, as the gap it gets is evident. The newer cars are wider and more planted than the MX-5 , which seems cartoonish in the corners, but despite being down on power it still manages to hold them off on the straight.

The BRZ is the best at clawing back the difference by braking late but the 86 driver manages to slip down the inside like an ‘oni’ (Japanese for devil). Basically, there’s not much of a difference between the BRZ and the GT 86.

The only reason the BRZ loses is because of a couple of a couple of missed shifts, but the Mazda is nowhere near the two.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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