[MR2] 8 Great Toyota Cars from the Past
mr2 at bagdon.com
Sat Oct 1 06:20:19 EDT 2011
C'mon... engine's pointing the wrong way. Ferarri didn't do it "right"
until the 348... ;)
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 11:08 PM
To: Aaron Bunch; mr2. com
Subject: Re: [MR2] 8 Great Toyota Cars from the Past
Well, if we're going to get into nitty gritty details, it was actually
Tom Selleck's personal car, which he let them use in the show. ;^)
Aaron, how pricy has it been maintaining that thing? They ARE
beautiful. I've always loved the styling on the Dino too.
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 7:39 PM, Aaron Bunch <nitrusmr2 at yahoo.com>
> Magnum's car (actually Robin Master's car) was a targa not a t-top. I
> have one.
> Famous T-top cars: KITT, the Bandit's Trans Am, Mark Hamill's 1973
> Corvette in Corvette Summer.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 13, 2011, at 1:04 PM, James <seawa.anon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Today on Comcast, 8 Great Toyota Cars from the Past. So, let's
> According to Comcast, in no particular order, including the text from
> my obvious favorite...and my second favorite:
> 1) Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser (1960-1983)
> 2) Toyota 2000GT (1967-1970)
> 3) Toyota Corolla GT-S (1983-1987)
> 4) Toyota 4Runner (1984-1989)
> 5) Toyota Celica All-Trac (1990-1993)
> 6) Toyota MR2 Turbo (1991-1995)
> When new, the second-generation 1991 Toyota MR2 was commonly referred
> to as a "poor man's Ferrari" for its appealing design and mid-engine,
> two-seat, rear-drive sports car configuration.
> The standard four-cylinder engine made 130 horsepower, meaning the MR2
> Turbo was the model to buy for serious performance. The Turbo featured
> the same turbocharged engine as the Celica All-Trac, its 200
> horsepower capable of delivering 60 mph in about six seconds. Toyota
> tweaked the MR2's suspension for 1993 to reduce the car's tendency for
> snap-oversteer, accompanying the handling upgrade with a slight
> re-styling and handsome new five-spoke alloys.
> By 1994, sales of these types of Japanese sports cars had plummeted,
> making MR2 Turbos from '94 and '95 quite rare. Unfortunately, these
> latter models came standard with a T-bar roof. Magnum P.I., anyone?
> 7) Toyota Supra Turbo (1993-1998)
> Based on same rear-drive platform as the original Lexus SC, the final
> iteration of the Toyota Supra Turbo was a stunning performer in its
> day, and even two decades later its performance figures are
> Equipped with a sequential twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder
> engine making 320 horsepower and the majority of its 315 lb-ft of
> torque as low as 1,800 rpm, the Supra Turbo raced to 60 mph in less
> than five seconds and could achieve a limited top speed of 155 mph.
> Handling and braking capabilities were equally impressive.
> The Supra was a sophisticated machine, employing numerous
> weight-saving measures to maximize performance and provide a neutral
> weight balance. A six-speed manual gearbox was standard, but a
> four-speed automatic with manual shift control was available for
> people who couldn't operate a clutch pedal.
> Today, Supra Turbos with a stick and in mint condition are rare. The
> Fast and Furious crowd ruined (customized) many Supra Turbos, so
> unmolested originals command top dollar.
> 8) 2nd Generation Toyota Prius (2004-2009)
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