Listed in my preference order.

Engineering Explained:

Very technical, lots of detail, but basically just a podcast with engine sounds in the background. In keeping with being more technical that other reviews they actually got up inside the wheel arches for a look.

(is that the sound of a flat tyre in the last few seconds of the vid!?)

Jalopnik:

embedded link because Kinja is as fail as the CTR’s looks

Good, well written, lots of detail, and all praise to oppolock’s overlords. Addressed a lot of details other’s missed (which is why we like jelopicnic) including the #HornHole

Noted the fail design of the rear seats which I thoroughly agreed with.

Noted the blanked buttons, which I was ok with, he was not.

Car Throttle:

the presenter is usually too verbose for me, but the review was good, particaularly because he compared the FK8 to the FK2

Dug Demurano:

Not much praise from Dug on the R, and he mocked aero because it was FWD which was like a #triggered for me. He did however open the trunk/boot and talked about the centre console’s ability to hold phones. Otherwise a meh review. His demonstration of the torque steer was better than other’s.

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Noted the blanked buttons, which I was ok with, he was not. Noted the blanks for parking sensors, which I am meh about.

Bad Obsession Motorsports:

I got a hold of BOM for a quote, “the Type R looks good, but what if instead of that gaudy body it was just a classic mini, but with all the running gear from an AWD celica?”

Best Motoring:

Best Motoring were smart and looked a the EK4/9 version of the Type R, which is better in ALL ways!