I agree to an extent. (Considering I’ve been reading people reference initial d/drifting on YouTube/media and in both forums)I reckon that might of been a little bit of a factor 10 years ago, but now I think the 86/BRZ twins are their own thing with todays younger guys n gals. I wouldn't be surprised to see many young kids getting the second edition because the 86/BRZ was such a cool car to look at when they were like 8-14 years old.
When we followed/bought the twins when they first released, they were viewed more as this new sports car. BRZ was a new car from scratch for Subie where the Toyota was a new car inspired by the styling from a 2000GT, boxer from Sports 800, front engine RWD sports car layout, affordable like the old Corollas (AE86 chassis).
Now it’s more of a emphasis on the 86. The AE86, like the Supra, has a cult following amongst many, especially younger people.