Toyota’s pocket rocket

The Toyota MR2 is a two-seat, mid-enginedrear-wheel-drive sports carproduced by Toyota, from 1984 until July 2007 when production stopped in Japan. There are three different generations of the MR2: 1984–1989, with angular, origami-like lines, 1990–1999, which had styling that some compared to Ferrari sports cars, and 2000–2007, which somewhat resembled the Porsche Boxster.[1] It was designed to be small, with an economical powerplant, but sporty in style and handling. Basic design elements, such as MacPherson strut front and rear suspensions andtransverse-mounted inline-four engines, are common to all three generations of MR2, though each generation differs greatly from the next in particulars.

In Japan, it was exclusive to Toyota Japanese dealerships called Toyota Vista Store (later rebranded in 1998 as Toyota Netz Store) as an alternative to the Toyota Celica which was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store locations.

 

1994 MkII MR2 nbvolks.jpgPhoto by Jessica (algysautos)

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