“This is hysterical. 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 brilliantly good fun.”
These are just some of Jeremy Clarkson’s thoughts following his first spirited meeting with Toyota’s new GT86 at the Top Gear track. And if you’ve been following reactions to the car since its launch, you’ll recognize the sentiment.