Friday October 28, 2011 09:39

First Drive Review of Toyota FT-86 / Scion FR-S Prototype Is In!

The first ever professional driving review of the Toyota FT-86 review is in, courtesy of CAR Magazine [review inside]. And although it’s simply a prototype mule they’ve driven, the feedback and experience is nevertheless telling.

Our favorite parts of the review include:

“The driving position is excellent.”

“It’s great fun. There’s fantastic throttle response, quick, well weighted steering and a nice firm brake pedal. Add little inputs to the steering when you’re driving in a straight line at speed and the front end darts immediately – no slop, no roll, it’s just 100% obedient and alert.”

“It responds well to a really aggressive driving style…. This made it laughably sideways in second gear, the back end stepping out with relatively mild – and sometimes almost no – provocation. For the average driver, this makes exploring the limits far easier than in anything else currently on sale.”

“The Toyota FT-86 is great news for enthusiasts: it’s affordable, frugal and relatively practical.”

“this is a great car, and one that trounces its closest rival, the Mazda MX-5, in the fun stakes”


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