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Old 08-31-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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TG Speed Week: the Scotland Showdown

We've known about this being published in the August issue of Top Gear since last month but here is the digital/online version of the article.

Cars compared:

McLaren MP4-12C
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Lotus Exige S
Radical SR3 SL
Toyota GT86
Ford Focus ST

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Damn the GT86 won!

TG Speed Week: the Scotland Showdown
Jeremy Clarkson on the Toyota GT 86
"This is hysterical.

It's so much more powerful than you'd think. But it's a hideous thing to behold. The gearshift is excellent, the driving position is excellent, the seats are good. At 25,000, it's extremely good value for money. No wonder the Japanese economy is going backwards.

There's no need to make it firmer. My only criticism is that the throttle's so sensitive, it has such an effect on the angle you're sliding at. They've certainly given it a loose back end, as they say in reviewing circles. Often, with an engine of that smallness, you don't have the power to hold a slide, but you can in this. Normally, you run out of ability before you run out of power, but this slides forever.

It's very ugly, very impractical, but it's aslo brilliantly good fun. Of course, you'd have the Subaru so you didn't have to tell people you have a Toyota..."
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