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Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2

When Toyota first debuted their mid-engined Toyota MR2 to the world's press in 1984, journalists couldn't believe something with such basic suspension could handle so well. But it did, and was incredibly nimble because of its lightweight construction. When the second-generation car hit the market in 1990, it was heavier so lost that razor-sharp feel of the early car, but at the same time became more civilized and was, ultimately, built better. The new car retained the handling of the first through use of MacPherson struts all around, but was less twitchy on the limit as mid-engined cars are prone to be. The 122ci (2-liter) engine used twin camshafts and a variable induction system to increase high rpm output whilst retaining reasonable low rpm power. Discs that were slightly larger at the rear accompanied slightly larger rear tyres too, all in an effort to balance the car perfectly.

Toyota MR2 Specifications

Top speed:128 mph (205 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):8.1 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:122 ci (1,998 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:173 bhp (129 kW) @ 7,000 rpm
Max torque:137 lb ft (185 Nm)@ 4,800 rpm
Weight:2,833 lb (1,288 kg)
Economy:23.5 mpg (8.39 km/I)
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