Toyota GR86 vs Mazda MX-5: The Affordable Sports Car’s Last Stand | Feature

With the internal combustion engine in its dying days, ever-more stringent legislation and a seemingly relentless war on the car in general, some big victims have been claimed recently.

On one end of the scale, the V10 is practically extinct following the end of production of the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan, while on the other the hot hatch as we’ve known it for three decades is on the verge of being consigned to the history books. However, the saddest loss of all seems to have had a more stretched-out death.