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Car Of The Day: November 25, 2017; Kyosho '00 Toyota MR-S
Topic Started: Nov 24 2017, 10:24 PM (173 Views)
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Today's Car Of The Day comes from Brett's collection and is Kyosho's 2000 Toyota MR-S.

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The Toyota MR2 is a two-seat, mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car manufactured in Japan and marketed globally by Toyota from 1984 to 2007 over three generations: W10 (19841989), W20 (19901999) and W30 (20002007). It is Japan's first mid-engined production car.

Conceived as a small, economical and sporty car, the MR2 employed straightforward design elements, including fully independent MacPherson strut front and rear suspensions, four wheel disc brakes, and transverse-mounted inline-four engines.

The name MR2 stands for either "mid-ship, run-about, 2-seater"[1] or "mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater.


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For more information and pictures of the real car, please visit: Toyota MR-S

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Before Scion, Toyota actually made cars worth buying. The MR-S and Celica being two prime examples.

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The third-generation MR2 was marketed as the Toyota MR-S in Japan, Toyota MR2 Spyder in the US, and the Toyota MR2 Roadster in Europe.

Also known as the Midship Runabout-Sports, the newest MR2 took a different approach than its predecessor, most obviously becoming a convertible and receiving the 'Spyder' marketing nomenclature.

The first prototype of MR-S appeared in 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The MR2 Spyder chief engineer Harunori Shiratori said, "First, we wanted true driver enjoyment, blending good movement, low inertia and light weight. Then, a long wheelbase to achieve high stability and fresh new styling; a mid-engine design to create excellent handling and steering without the weight of the engine up front; a body structure as simple as possible to allow for easy customizing, and low cost to the consumer."[27]

The only engine available for the ZZW30 was the all-aluminium 1ZZ-FED, a 1794 cc inline-four. Like its predecessors, the engine used dual overhead camshafts and 16 valves. The intake camshaft timing was adjustable via the VVT-i system, which was introduced earlier on the 1998 MR2 in some markets. Unlike its predecessors, however, the engine was placed onto the car the other way round, with the exhaust manifold towards the rear of the car instead of towards the front. The 138 hp (104 kW) maximum power was quite a drop from the previous generation, but thanks to the lightness of the car it could still move quite quickly, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 to 8.7 s depending on the transmission option,[47][48] the Sequential Manual being unable to launch and shift as quickly as the clutch operated manual. Curb weight was 2,195 lb (996 kg) for manual transmission models.

In addition to the 5-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed manual or 5-speed Sequential Manual Transmission (SMT) was also available starting in 2002. SMT is standard feature in Australian market; however, air conditioning was optional. After 2003, a 6-speed SMT was an option. The SMT had no conventional H-pattern shift lever or clutch pedal. The driver could shift gears by tapping the shift lever forward or backward or by pressing steering-wheel mounted buttons. Clutch engagement is automatic, and the car will automatically shift to second and then first gear when stopping. Cruise control was never offered with the manual transmission, but was standard for SMT cars.

The MR2 Spyder featured a heated glass rear window. A hard top was also available from Toyota in Japan and Europe.


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pjedsel
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:rolleyes: In some ways it kind of reminds me of those old bug eyed Sprites.
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Has it been that long since the "new Mr 2" graced our roads? Time sure flies... :huh:
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the first mr2 is a fantastic charming car the last version is also nice but new mr2 is ????????????
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