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Toyota MR2 Turbo

Toyota MR2 Turbo

The 1990 version of the MR2 was further improved with more refinement and power, and with a turbocharger attached to the 122ci (2-liter) 16v four-cylinder unit, output was 200bhp (149kW) and 200lb ft (279Nm) torque, making the car more like a mini Ferrari. Yet the engine remained very useable throughout, thanks to a variable induction system, and of course being a Toyota, it was ultra-reliable. All the power was put down by capably by a limited-slip differential. The 1990 MR2 Turbo used MacPherson struts and anti-roll bars front and rear, and to overcome twitchy handling experienced on earlier models, later cars were fitted with both taller tyres and fatter rears, which worked well with the 42:58 front/rear weight distribution. The car was very controllable even in hard acceleration out of corners. Vented discs all around meant braking was also superb, with no fade under heavy use.

Toyota MR2 Turbo Specifications

Top speed:144 mph (230 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.2 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:122 ci (1,998 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:200 bhp (149k kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque:200 lb ft (271 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm
Weight:2,888 lb (1,313 kg)
Economy:27 mpg (9.6 km/I)
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