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

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

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

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