Subaru BRZ Vs. Toyota GT 86 Vs. Mazda Miata: Track Battle

Enthusiasts now have three (err... two, because one of them is pretty much the exact same as the other) inexpensive RWD handling-focused cars to race. Rather than enjoy this sudden bounty, many have taken to forums to explain why their particular choice is superior (don't even think of uttering the word "Scion" on a Miata forum).


Which car is better? The Subaru BRZ, Mazda Miata, or Scion FR-S? Japan's Best Motoring puts the trio head-to-head-to-head in a three-lap battle on Twin Ring Motegi to determine the fastest.

In place of the FR-S is the GT-86, but you get the point. This doesn't tell you much as the drivers in the 86 and BRZ seem slightly more aggressive. They also seem to have a bit more usable power than the Miata, which should tell you something.

Does this change your mind? Didn't think so.


Xander, Proud of BOXER

Two things I noticed were:

1. The Miata really dives under hard braking, I mean A LOT.

2. They should have put Tsuchiya behind of the Miata instead of the guy driving the BRZ. He is a lot faster and would have gotten the job done passing the Miata much faster.