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You need this: Get your mid-engine thrills in this Toyota MR2 SC

Is the MR2 SC just the spiritual predecessor to the Lotus Exige?

Check this out: a JDM Toyota MR2 Turbo for sale

Sure, the steering wheel is on the other side of car, but the JDM MR2 Turbo also got more power from the factory than the U.S. version.

This MR2 demonstrates the most inexpensive way to add lightness | #LowBuckWednesday

Andy Surprenant's idea of "simplify and add lightness" is to remove the body panels of a MR2 Spyder and fit a Toyota 2ZZ engine, apparently.

What happens when Zagato gets its hands on an MR2

One of only 100 VM180 Zagatos, and it's going up for auction soon.

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Shop Work: What we've learned after a lifetime of project cars

What wisdom have we gleaned from years of GRM project cars? We're glad you asked.

Shop Work: Can blueprinting old fuel injectors really increase performance?

One of the first things we do whenever we pick up an older car? Go through the fuel system.

Shop Work: Can bigger brakes make an older car perform like a modern machine?

Brakes should both correct speed and balance the chassis. The brakes on our 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo did virtually none of that, so it was time for a change–a big brake change.

Buyer's Guides: Saving the best for last? | Toyota MR2 Spyder buyer's guide

As the new millennium approached, Toyota had a plan to woo back younger drivers. One of the arrows in their quiver was the MR2 Spyder: light, fun and, perhaps most importantly, inexpensive.

Features: Is the first-gen Toyota MR2 the most practical exotic of its time?

The GRM staff knows rad-era cars, as we’ve been driving them since they were new–like the AW11 Toyota MR2.

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MR2 project car updates

Rules require a floor covering? What we used instead of carpets.

One of the things you notice when your car catches on fire is that the stuff you use to put out the fire is capital M messy. We’ve found fire …

Overcoming our V6-powered MR2's weak point: oiling

The 3.5-liter Toyota 2GR-FE that’s going into our MR2–with its forged bottom end, roller rockers, aluminum block and high-winding nature–is a heck of an engine despite its pedestrian Camry …

Understanding air/fuel ratios and using that info as a tuning tool

Turbocharged engines are a double-edged sword. More power is readily available through more boost, but so is more disaster. So, when you even vaguely consider adding boost to an engine, …

What is causing our MR2's shift linkage to keep binding?

It would be nice if we could shift our MR2’s gears, right?

In the last update on our 2GR V6-swapped 1991 Toyota MR2, we left …

Why won’t our MR2’s shifter properly shift?

With our engine, transaxle, oil system and even exhaust installed in our soon-to-be-V6-powered 1991 Toyota MR2, we’re down to small details and reconnecting previous bits where they need …

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