You are correct. It’s also worth noting that Tsuchiya the drift king himself actually likes the BRZ more due to the handling characteristics. He stated it suits his driving style more, despite being half a second quicker in the GR86 around the track.Nobody was struggling to drift the BRZ in Japan though. I think the BRZs setup is probably ideal for 90% of people. On YouTube people are talking like they’ll be drifting everyday, every turn, so the 86 suits their drive style. Lol.
Its clear in the hands of a good driver, the GR86 is faster, but only to those who can take advantage of the loose tail and really drive it to the limit. But I feel the majority may not and that the BRZ would be more suited.
My M3 is very oversteery on track so my decision to go with the BRZ will be a refreshing change.