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March 8th, 2013 19:48
Toy-Yoda_MR2 Its got its ups and downs IMO. If I were to compare it to the MKII I would say:
1: Looks like they raise the front end a little to put the lights so low. That bothers me a little because it was perfect where it was at. If anything I would've made the front end closer to the ground.
2: Head/tail lights? They need to add a pair of FR-S lights maybe?
3: The middle of the hood on the MKII looked like it came down some compared to the fenders. This looks like a S2000 from the front. Which isn't bad except its not a Honda...
4: Not a fan of the rear end, only because it looks like the MR-S more than the MKII and I didn't care for the MR-S. Get rid of the big, bulky mid section and BRING IN SOME GOOD TAIL LIGHTS PLEASE!! I would like something like the 94' tail lights.
All around I think they did good. Sides don't look to bad, fenders look good, and V-6 with awd? Seems a little heavy. Anyone know if the Boxer engine with a 6-speed would work with it? I think it should stay a 4banger with a good turbo. I would give it a 7/10 ONLY because it looks like they are trying to compete again.
October 21st, 2012 15:56
toobookoo the rear end reminds me of the TVR speed six. Which i dont mind, one of my favorite british cars actually. But the front end looks like it has a fu manchu going on... ehhh. Overall i like it. And a V6 isn't as bad as some people make it, they can be lighter than the 3sgte with more power.
April 20th, 2012 13:38
MR2
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Originally Posted by edeguarda


Don't know the name of the mag or how to read kanji, but I got my copy.
Nice!
April 17th, 2012 09:52
edeguarda
Anyone else seen this pic yet? >: ]



Don't know the name of the mag or how to read kanji, but I got my copy.
April 12th, 2012 17:28
edeguarda I'm just waiting for the inevitable mid-engine swap.
April 12th, 2012 09:53
SnowRocker88 Front engine and front motor?!?!?! And this thing is going to have a weight distribution of what??? Not impressed!!
April 12th, 2012 09:39
edeguarda For starters, the car looked even better in person, a la the Tokyo Auto Salon. That said, a new magazine on the shelves depicts the newest GRMN Sports Hybrid (referred to as the Supra successor) as painfully close to an MR-Spyder/ FT-86 love child. The article goes on to describe the powertrain as follows:

211ps/29.4kg-m 3.3L V6 up front powering the rear wheels
167ps/34.0kg-m front electric motor
68ps/13.3kg-m rear electric motor

Someone smarter than me should be able to figure out the torque and horsepower curve, but in my mind, it looks like a brick with a smiley face strapped to the front of it.
December 24th, 2011 00:36
AlastairMR2 Trust me on this one. If they make this car it WILL be a collector's item. The only danger comes from the Miata which I've seen in preliminary shots and looks interesting.

I can't imagine this car will appeal to the BMW crowd but frankly I regard that as a big plus. I would really like this car in the original 8B8 metallic color as the red makes the car look too fussy.
December 24th, 2011 00:23
AlastairMR2 This is THE car I am waiting for. The day it goes on sale I buy one. This is a car that looks like no other on the road today, and right away that makes it interesting. Yes, it is a bit loud, but compared to the dull, sad and repetitive cars I see all around me every day, this car would make me feel happy in the morning on my way to work. If they take pre-orders they will have me drooling on their doorstep.
December 13th, 2011 21:54
MR2_FTW still do not want
December 13th, 2011 21:35
zero89
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Originally Posted by SyTy
And the rear end is too funky for me. I always saw the MR2 as the ultimate sophistication in simple sports cars. This has so much going on it boggles my mind.
+ Over 9000 with this quote.

I think they are on the right track performance wise.

They need to improve on the stethics side, all MR2s have great looks, this would need work.
December 5th, 2011 23:37
DarkMousy Do want!
December 5th, 2011 10:15
mr2by4 Still looks a bit busy to me. Hopefully it would be cleaned up a bit if made into a pre-production model, as opposed to this design concept.
December 5th, 2011 07:38
SnowRocker88
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Originally Posted by pocketRocketboy


another picture of this "future" mr2 i found on speedhunters

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2011...ival-2011.aspx
It looks a lot better in this bright red than the burgundy it was in the first pic's.
December 5th, 2011 02:01
pocketRocketboy

another picture of this "future" mr2 i found on speedhunters

http://speedhunters.com/archive/2011...ival-2011.aspx
July 14th, 2011 17:02
burdickjp damnit. I was just having a conversation with Carl Crawford over lunch a few months ago about nabbing the synergy drivetrain out of a Camry and shoving it into a ZZW30. Always beat to the punch.

My idea was that a CVT would be EXCELLENT in a road racing car, and the extra power of an electric motor is never a bad thing.
July 9th, 2011 14:11
SnowRocker88
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Originally Posted by Smurfcrusher
Driving is optional... eating is not
Eating inside your car is also optional...and I think it shouldn't be done. Especially not in a 'sports car'. But...that's just my opinion of course.

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Originally Posted by Smurfcrusher
I think your added spoiler must have been forgotton by the designers... looks great
thx. Yea, a min or two in MSPaint and it is beautiful. lol
July 9th, 2011 13:46
Smurfcrusher Driving is optional... eating is not :P

I think your added spoiler must have been forgotton by the designers... looks great
July 9th, 2011 11:11
SnowRocker88
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Originally Posted by Smurfcrusher
I'm glad someone is trying something. I like the idea of front electric motors. They can toss the heavy batteries and just use a more powerful engine to supply the electricity.

Appearance: Front is mostly good, especially the lights and top.

Back is too ugly. Especially the exhaust pipe area. Rear lights need to be stylish, not just two small ugly circles. Maybe something like <======>

The back looks like a closed pickup bed. It needs to change and needs a spoiler. What use is a fast car if it can't go fast?

I like the seats. Looks like a Moire pattern. Interior is fine, except must have cupholders.
Oh, and the steering wheel is on the wrong side.

Some promising ideas; I hope they make the needed improvements so we can all enjoy the new platform.
I think it'd look a lot better after throwing a wing/spoiler on there... And why cupholders? These cars aren't meant to be eating burgers in. I like the fact that they don't have them. I think it sends the right message about what kind of car it is.

July 9th, 2011 10:51
Smurfcrusher I'm glad someone is trying something. I like the idea of front electric motors. They can toss the heavy batteries and just use a more powerful engine to supply the electricity.

Appearance: Front is mostly good, especially the lights and top.

Back is too ugly. Especially the exhaust pipe area. Rear lights need to be stylish, not just two small ugly circles. Maybe something like <======>

The back looks like a closed pickup bed. It needs to change and needs a spoiler. What use is a fast car if it can't go fast?

I like the seats. Looks like a Moire pattern. Interior is fine, except must have cupholders.
Oh, and the steering wheel is on the wrong side.

Some promising ideas; I hope they make the needed improvements so we can all enjoy the new platform.
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