August DIY: Follow Levi with on-going updates to a 1993 JDM 3vz-fe engine swap into a 1991 NA MKII Toyota MR2.
March Rumours: Toyota is bringing the MR2 back as a hybrid? Speaking exclusively to Auto Express at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota executive vice president Masatami Takimoto said: "We are aware of the fondness with which the MR2 is held in the UK and Europe, and are developing a small hybrid sports car."
April Video: Very well produced video Tribute to the ZZW30, aka MR-S, aka, Toyota MR2 MKIII.
October Video: Check out the excellent Wheeler Dealer series on buying and refurbishing a MKI MR2.
June News: Thanks to Teleios for the new and improved logo. Great job!
May DIY: Refinishing Multi-piece Wheels takes you through the process of dismantling, painting, polishing, and shining them old nasty looking rims!
Feburary DIY: Ignition light LED mod for the MKII. Make your hole shine with this months mod by CyFi.
January DIY: $5 Shift Bearings: Take the slop out of your shift with the DIY modification, for both MKI and MKII.
December Tip ('05): Winter tips: First snow is here, and for those who drive the MR2 in the winter, it's time to prepare.
The MR2 Wiki is a wiki style FAQ, information, and how-to site for all models of the Toyota MR2.
That means you can help keep it running by editing existing pages, or adding new pages.
Check out the "what's a wiki" page for more information, or head on over to the Practice Page.
The Toyota MR2 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seater sports car. The "MR" originally stood for Midship Runabout 2 seater, but later evolved into Mid-engine Rear-wheel drive, or Mid-Rear engine, or any number of other variations. Having the engine in the center of the car allows for very quick and responsive handling; the rear-wheel drive allows some engine based modulation of the steering; and its short wheel-base combined with the mid-engine provide a very nimble combination. More at the history page.
The MR2 traces its roots as far back as 1976 when the first sketches were produced, and into 1979 when initial prototypes began to emerge.
The MKI has a more angular, boxy design than later models, and is very agile and lightweight. It was produced as a normally aspirated (NA) model between 1984 and 1989, and in a supercharged (SC) model between 1986 and 1989.
The NA car was available in North America from 1985 through 1989 while the SC version was available in North America for model years 1988 and 1989 only.
Produced between late-1989 and 1999 in Japan, the second incarnation of the MR2 made its debut in the United States early in 1990 as a 1991 model. The MKII was available as either a normally aspirated (NA) or as a turbocharged (T) car in hardtop, sunroof, and T-top versions. The MKII does not look much like the MKI, being longer, and more rounded. Many changes to the car were made over the years, moving through four revisions.
Produced only in normally aspirated models between 2000 and 2005 and known as the MR-S or MR2 Spyder. The MKIII returns to the smaller size and handling of the MKI, but again visually very different. The MKIII was not available with factory forced induction but aftermarket kits can be fitted.