I applaud Toyota and Nissan. Even though the future looks like it may be electric and people can’t get enough of SUVs and crossovers, both companies are bringing two of the purest expressions of a sports car to market. So please people, open your wallets if you can and go buy these things so the idea of small, fun, manual sports cars can stay around.
We asked readers what they thought of the new 2023 Nissan Z and 2022 Toyota GR 86. These were their answers.
Toyota has to be worried about the Supra now that the Z is public. I don’t think the Supra was as big of a sales hit that Toyota was hoping for. I hardly see any on the roads.
I think the new 86 is a bit boring to look at, and I still prefer the original’s styling. That being said, the front of the new Z is offensively bad, so the 86 takes the win.
But the fact that two sports cars are still getting refreshes these days is something worth celebrating, regardless of how poorly they are styled.