Off-Duty Toyota Engineers Build MR2 Hybrid Roadster

Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you're a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don't you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota's corporate… » 2/02/14 11:46am 2/02/14 11:46am

This Man's Quest To Build His Dream Car Is Driving Him Insane

Koji — no separate first or last name, just "Koji" — is a man of remarkable skill, talent, and determination who is attempting to build his dream car in a garage somewhere in Washington. He's also a man with a pretty dim view of how most of us spend our time. Mostly because he's simplified his life to one focus —… » 5/09/12 12:30pm 5/09/12 12:30pm

New Toyota hybrid MR2 concept gets an eye-catching refresh

At last year's Goodwood Festival, Toyota and racing group Gazoo unveiled an MR2 fitted with front-wheel-turning electric motors and a 3.3-liter V6 for the back. For this year's event, they've upgraded the Sport Hybrid Concept to version two-point-uh-oh. » 6/22/11 10:30am 6/22/11 10:30am

Toyota MR2 based "Faux-rarri" on Ebay

If you didn't get enough terrible MR2 modification yesterday allow us to present to you this 2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder with a "Custom F360" kit on it. The current owner has decided it is time for someone else to take on the burden of owning this bizarre Toyota based Faux-rrari and listed the car for sale on Ebay. » 5/14/11 11:00am 5/14/11 11:00am

LeMons Torture Test: Toyota MR2

The first few MR2s we saw at LeMons races looked pretty good, but since that time the MR2 experience has been a steady drumbeat of spun bearings, thrown rods, and other engine problems. Some blame the oil pan's inability to keep the pump fed under hard cornering, while others point to the cooling system's piping. On… » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Japanese

Japanese cars made up nearly half the entries at the Gator-O-Rama, with 44 out of 95 vehicles coming from the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Miatas, Celicas, and RX-7s galore, of course, but that wasn't all. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: Toyopet…

Six of the eight Toyota at Thunderhill were MR2s, which is understandable: mid-engined sports car with Toyota reliability; you think someone is going to show up with a legit $500 supercharged one someday? Toyotas, as all LeMons fans know, have done pretty well in past races. A Corolla FX16 won at Houston, a Supra won… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Trick Or Treat: Toyota MR2 In Porsche Carrera GT Costume

This Toyota MR2 dressed to look like a Porsche Carrera GT » 10/08/08 4:20pm 10/08/08 4:20pm isn't going to trick anybody. It may have Porsche badges glued on, but they're not enough to distract you from the sickening proportions and ridiculous build quality. We haven't seen a supercar kit this bad since the . The Porsche costume is mounted on a…

PCH, Northstar Swap Edition: Toyota MR2 or Pontiac Fiero?

Since yesterday's Packard Straight Eight Swap Edition (which was won by the '37 Pontiac) was so much fun, we're going to stick with Alternative Powerplant Hell for another day. All engine swaps are fun, of course, but the best ones involve stuffing an engine much, much larger than anything the car's designers ever… » 4/18/08 5:20pm 4/18/08 5:20pm

Salet GT5 Concept Is Toyota MR2 in $40,000 Duds

Straight from the bowels of eBay comes the Salet GT5 Concept. We'll have to admit this is one of the better Toyota MR2 custom builds we've seen, but we're betting the 19 PSI turbo system will have that four cylinder blowing oil all over the fire wall in no time. It will be a quick car until that happens though, power… » 3/31/08 11:20am 3/31/08 11:20am