Toyota GT 86 Raced Against Ford Fiesta ST by EVO

Don’t know why the Toyota GT 86 (Scion FR-S) has to be tested with FWD hatches that are packed with tens of electronic gizmos to be forced to stay on track.
Toyota GT 86 vs Ford Fiesta ST 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
And moreover, why would anyone compare them in the UK? Where the base GT 86 can be purchased for £24,996 while the Fiesta ST starts at £16,996. The test is however a bit more relevant in the US, where the gap between their prices is much more narrow: about $22,000 for the Fiesta and $24,000 for the Scion.

Even so, comparing them is like thinking to choose between going to a standup show or an opera concert. The Fiesta was built to achieve better handling aided by lots of electrics to distribute brake force on the inside wheels in a turn and such, while the GT 86 was made for fun using the good old fashion way - engine at front, mechanical differential at the back and a manual gearbox in between them. Just replace its rear tires with wider ones and it will surly beat the small tech hatch.

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