Ian’s Aw11 Mr2
The first-generation Toyota MR2 was a game-changer in daily drivers. It implemented design elements typically only seen in high-end exotic cars, priced for everyday people who wanted an exciting car to drive every day.
Ian’s AW11 is a shining example of how much the little MR2 can live through and still come out exciting and reliable on the other end.
From the outside, it looks a lot like any other 80’s car.
Pop open the driver’s door, and you’re invited inside by a well-worn Sparco Evo seat, eager to hug you tightly through all the twists and turns the road offers.
All the controls are within arms-length, with a drift-style hydraulic e-brake fitted and fighter-jet shifter.
In the back, you’ll start to see the design changes that set the AW11 apart from its competitors.
With the small but respected 4age fitted into the engine bay behind the seats. Moving more of the car’s weight to the rear offers improved handling over almost every other drivetrain platform, while offering the same efficiency advantages of a typical front-wheel-drive vehicle.