The Most Underrated Competitor to the Miata: Toyota MR-2 Spyder

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The Most Underrated Competitor to the Toyota MR-2 Spyder

The MR-2. One of the greatest mid-engined cars to ever come out of Commonly known in the MR-2 community as the Mister Two.

It has had a history throughout the last few starting all the way back in 1984 the AW11. Coming with a 1.6L I4 that came in NA and Supercharged form. Producing a 145hp and weighing in at just (2493lbs to be exact).

And as Jalops, I feel it is needed to with the AW11 the Toyota which was a Group B rally with a 750hp version of the 4 banger found in the then Celica TwinCam Turbo B rally car. It is said there are a few examples of this but the info is very scarce. even a rumor of one being by a V6.

Now we move onto the best of the MR-2, the SW20. Basically a 4 Japanese version of the then 348/355. Powered by one of the most 4 cylinders of all time, the 3S-GTE, it was to be one of the best handling cars of its Of course, us ‘Mericuns only got and only got a 200hp turbocharged while the rest of the world a 242hp turbocharged version also weighed considerably than the USDM version.?

And yet again, because awesome car. Specifically, it’s a Grand Touring Championship or now SuperGT) GT300 race car a 300hp race version of the that also powered of the Toyota Supra GT500s in the series.?

Finally, we are at the ZZW30 Spyder (also known as the and MR-2 Roadster). I saw it is underrated it is not known as that the answer is going to be Miata-type vehicle. But it has all the attributes that the Miata Lightweight, peppy 4-cylinder, handling and that infamous reliability before the unintended days. Plus, it also has a to the Miata. It has the mid-engined coolness Powered by a 138hp 1.8L Basically a detuned version of the 2ZZ-FE found in the Series II Elise and Toyota Celica II. I know, I know, it’s power than the SW20 and not much of a competitor for the previous of the MR-2. But just imagine in a 2200lb chassis. The power-to-weight is serious. Hell, it

absolutely RAPED the Miata NB and NC by 200-300lbs less than But I guess the 170hp from the NC make up for that extra If you think about it though, basically getting a Lotus Series I for real cheap. I found as low as $6,000 for one with mileage, but in incredible condition.

And again, because race

So my question is to my fellow Jalops, why the MR-2 Spyder considered in the when someone is looking for cheap and fun?


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