As with all cars, there are areas of the Toyota GT86 that could be improved. But, in this car’s case, where would answering the criticisms take you?
We’d like a bit more torque, but we don’t want a turbo making it heavier or spoiling the response of the naturally aspirated motor.
It's true that we think that the GT86's tyres look a little under-nourished too, but the poise, balance and, crucially, accessibility of its chassis would surely be compromised by adding wider rubber.
They’re visible, audible, tangible characteristics that serve to remind you that you’re driving the keenest, sharpest, most enjoyable and loveable small sports car for a generation.
Importantly, it's an accessible sports car - one which won't break the bank to run either - and it's a refreshing alternative to the likes of the Mazda MX-5 for those seeking lightweight rear-drive fun.