There is likely no end to the amount of fun one can have with an empty parking lot, a few cones and a willing vehicle. Add two capable machines to the mix and the enjoyment increases exponentially. When those happen to be two Toyota GT86 coupes, all that's missing is the not-so judicious application of one's right foot. Two pro drift drivers recently got the chance to fling the GT86 around in a quick battle, and the result is a video that shows just how controllable the GT86 is right out of the box.

While we could think of a handful of other sports cars that are as capable right from the showroom floor, the list of those with price tags as slim as the GT86 and its Scion and Subaru brethren is considerably thinner. Hit the jump for a few lessons in car control.


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      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ok, I have never commented on spelling before, but something so obvious in the title?? Come ON!
      Young Turk
      • 2 Years Ago
      dual = two duel = battle Please correct title of post.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      DUAL?! Really?! :sigh:
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      if i had the means to have a second car...ha who am i kidding....i barely have a primary car.
      Orion798
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only Mitsubishi would do this with the Eclipse....
        AcidTonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Orion798
        Boy a 4B11T RWD lightweight car would be amazing. I'm with ya there. Keep the Evo with it's AWD goodness, make a lighter rear drive eclipse with the same boosted 300hp+ capable motor.
        wewtaco
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Orion798
        The reason Mitsubishi hasn't done and won't do this with with the eclipse it that right now they almost have a monopoly in the front-wheel drive sports car form factor (which people in cold climates like), where if they put RWD on it, they'd have to compete with the 370z, mustang, camaro, and not the BRZ and FR-S. Right now there's not a whole lot of competition.
      Firefly
      • 2 Years Ago
      ...well I can see what THIS car is going to be used for..
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Firefly
        [blocked]
      xtabay1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see now that the impetus for a cheap rear wheel drive car is the Japanese 'drifter' crazed market, not the American market, but I'm happy to have the car on our shores
      adika3z
      • 2 Years Ago
      car is so ugly
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adika3z
        [blocked]
          speedyexpress48
          • 2 Years Ago
          "For the Japs" What, you have giant rifles in your 20 year old Chevy truck while hanging the Confederate flag? Cool.
      The Calligrapher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must be "DUAL fuel" cars... You know: either gasoline or diesel. Just pour in whatever you prefer without a care in the world.
      GO MUSTANG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Blah blah blah dual blah blah blah duel V6 blah blah blah Genesis blah blah blah Celica blah blah blah Hate drifing and japanese car blah blah blah (The entire comment section summarized in 3 lines)
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        Stefan
        • 2 Years Ago
        Seriously? You make dumb comments here, too? First youtube (and getting called out on Drive TV) and now here. If only there was a way to block you across the entire internet.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Stefan
          [blocked]
      leo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now grow some ballzzzz Toyota and put the v6 from the IS350 in it and battle it out with the likes of the Z and Genesis Coupe. than the hand breaks don't need to be used to drift and you can do a proper 360 around the cone rather than the half azzed one the 4 cylinder under that hood can manage. I guess I can deal with a trubo 4 as well, but the 6 will sing such a better song while having fun
        Varcity
        • 2 Years Ago
        @leo
        Psst, you're showing how much knowledge you have of cars. 1. a v6 would ruin the balance 2. The Genesis is way bigger and isn't in the same class 3. A 4 cylinder can drift around a cone just as well as a V6, how much power do you think is required for that? Just go and buy a Genesis, because if you don't understand this car then it's not for you.
        TruthHertz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @leo
        Putting a big heavy V6 on the front axle with a much higher center of gravity would defeat the entire purpose of this car. There are plenty of choices with big heavy V6's out there. This is not made to compete with them in the straights. It's made to destroy them in the twisties.
        Hazdaz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @leo
        You know nothing about cars outside of what movies have shown you, huh?
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