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TOYOTA MR2 (MKII)

Toyota succeeded in one-upping itself with the release of the 2nd gen MR2, built from 1989-1999. The new "Deuce" was offered with a 2.2 liter naturally aspirated inline-4 and the race-proven 3S-GTE 2.0 liter turbo. The 2nd gen cars feature sleek styling and are often referred to as the "poor man's Ferrari" or the "baby Ferrari." The turbo versions are most popular among the tuner community, as the stock 3S-GTE is known to be an incredibly stout engine that responds well to modifications. Classified as the SW20, all 2nd gen MR2s ran a staggered wheel setup from the factory. In the U.S., production ceased in 1995, while the Japanese models were available until 1999. In 1998, TRD introduced an official wide-body kit and tuning program to transform a factory MR2 into the TRD2000GT racecar.
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