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Inspired by this thread: http://forums.fourtitude.com/zerothread?id=3517245
I think Toyota could have a hit on their hands if they made a new MR2 coupe/cabrio with the requisite MR layout and decent storage capacity. A Solstice from "super-reliable" Toyota if you will, or perhaps even a cut-price Lotus. Yet even if the car didn't succeed in terms of profit margins, it would go a long way in establishing some enthusiast credibility for the Toyota brand. Even assuming a worst-case sales scenario, the MR2 would be a drop in the bucket for Toyota to produce.
But how would it look/how would you like it to look? What kind of powertrain options could Toyota throw in from its world empire?
Post up your chops.
I don't know how to use Photoshop, but the front end of this:

grafted onto this:

would look pretty good!
 

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To be honest, I always thought the last Celica looked like it was BEGGING to be FR like the original Celicas. It was all low and swoopy and awesome looking (shut up it was) and they stuck it with the peakiest, front-wheel-driviest drivetrain ever.
Man, a RWD, 3sgte version of that car would have owned.
alas.
 

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To be honest, I always thought the last Celica looked like it was BEGGING to be FR like the original Celicas. It was all low and swoopy and awesome looking (shut up it was) and they stuck it with the peakiest, front-wheel-driviest drivetrain ever.
Man, a RWD, 3sgte version of that car would have owned.
alas.

i loved the engine in that car. 200 whp with bolt ons and PFC, revved up to nearly 9k rpm, sounded like a bike. rwd would have been nice, though.
 

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Re: (jackboots)

Quote, originally posted by jackboots »
To be honest, I always thought the last Celica looked like it was BEGGING to be FR like the original Celicas. It was all low and swoopy and awesome looking (shut up it was) and they stuck it with the peakiest, front-wheel-driviest drivetrain ever.
Man, a RWD, 3sgte version of that car would have owned.
alas.

It was light too, getting close to 2500 lbs.
But the lucrative secretary market went after the 3rd-gen Eclipse instead, and as a result we get the heavier, softer, more luxurious Scion tC. Toyota knows what sells!
Taking the MR2 back to basics and producing a modern car that was basically as lightweight as the 1980s version didn't work, either.
 

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You mean a Cayman with a Camry nose? I'm going to have to go with no.

I'm going to have to go with a barf bag. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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I'm going to have to go with a barf bag. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif

I don't think the look would be perfect but it's at least a start. What do you have in mind then?
 

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It would be cool if Toyota resurrected the MR2... as long as it doesn't look like that.
 

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Re: A new Toyota MR2? (radroc)

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There are talks of Toyota and Subaru building a MR sports car w/ a boxer engine.

Link?
 
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