For many people, the idea of going back to the mid ‘90s is a nightmare of big pants, cellphones the size of burritos, and a never-ending invasion of AOL CDs. The one great exception is likely the old ‘90s Toyota lineup, which boasted a family of three interesting sports cars. Now there’s hints that this best part of…
Want a rear wheel drive two-seater Japanese mid-engine sports car? Of course you do. The good part is that criteria singles out the plucky little Toyota MR2. There’s just a few details to go over before you go scouting the high school parking lot for “For Sale” signs.
We don't usually profile racing teams, but this particular group of enthusiasts had decided to build their very own Toyota 222D Group S rally car.
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…
Toyota! We give you guys shit for being beige sometimes, but I have to admit that when you get it right, you really get it right. And by "it," I mean performance cars. You've got a fantastic sporting heritage that no one can argue with.
This picture appears to come from a 2007 Wangan Midnight forum post, and in the past five years its message has really sunk in: don't do anything like this, ever.
There's more to driving than tire-shredding hoonage. Beautiful roads and a free afternoon are all you need for a perfect drive. Having a first-gen Toyota MR2 and some of the finest driving roads in Hungary at your disposal doesn't hurt either.
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 —…
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.
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.
As an MR2 Spyder owner, I'm comfortable taking mountains of grief from people. But even I wouldn't consider a Carrera GT-esque VeilSide widebody kit fastened with wood screws for my Mister 2. Then again, there's something appealing about how bootleg this is.
When we first saw photos of this radial airplane engine being mounted in a Toyota MR2 we questioned whether they were real. This unbelievable video proves not only was it not a hoax, the 1940s era 160 hp airplane engine is in the small Toyota and running (very rich).
Have a Toyota MR2 but really wish you had a Ferrari? The wrong way to make your dreams reality is to eBay for this $2,000 kit that'll help you re-badge your 'yota as an Italian supercar.
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…
A lot of people name their cars — Eleanor, Christine, etc. But today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a Toyota that only wants to be known as mister.
The first day of racing is done, and the mechanical carnage has been horrific; LeMons Perpetrator Nick Pon was heard to utter "Dang, looks like a Taurus grenade done went off in the SHO pits!
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.
Three Ferrari 360 Spiders wowing the crowd doing burnouts just inches from each other at Top Gear's Live show are apparently fakes, based on Toyota MR2s. Well, at least they weren't Fiero-based.
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…