The MR2, manufactured by the Japanese Toyota Motor Corporation, is a double-door two seater, rear wheel drive sports car, which debuted in 1984 and lasted until 2007. This car that came in three different versions, the MK1 (AW11), the MK2 (SW20) and the MK3 Roadster (ZZW), is typically a mid-engine model with a great stylish appearance, due to which it is often pitted against other exotic sports cars.
The MK1 version of the Toyota MR2 had a light body and a small-displacement engine that could be handled easily. Available only in the coupe model, it was equipped with a L-Jetronic multi point fuel injection system, which gave the engine a power output of 124 hp.
The MK2 was available in three different models, the coupe (119 bhp), the GT coupe (158 bhp) and the GT T-bar (158 bhp), and incorporated many changes in its original design due to which it was classified more as a GT than a sports car. The UK versions of this vehicle were powered with a 156 hp 3S-GE DOHC 16-valved engine.
The latest generation of the Toyota MR2, the MK3 Roadster, generates a degree of excitement among the true sports car lovers. With stylish looks combined with the affordability factor, the ZZW is indeed a fun car to drive. With aluminium 1ZZ-FED 1794 cc engine which used dual overhead camshafts it was lighter than its predecessors, a fact that worked immensely to its advantage. Another distinctive feature of the Roadster was a 5 or 6 speed sequential manual transmissions controlled by buttons on the steering wheel.