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

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