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Ian’s Aw11 Mr2

Posted on November 20, 2011 by in Featured Cars

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.

AW11 MR2 Exterior

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.

AW11 MR2 Interior

All the controls are within arms-length, with a drift-style hydraulic e-brake fitted and fighter-jet shifter.

AW11 Interior

In the back, you’ll start to see the design changes that set the AW11 apart from its competitors.

AW11 MR2 rear

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.

AW11 MR2 Engine BayStay tuned for more info on Ian’s cars and feedback on what driving one of these little beasts is like.

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6 Responses to “Ian’s Aw11 Mr2”

  1. MR2_FTW 25 November 2011 at 1:18 am #

    looks almost exactly like mine! Mine is supercharged though :P

  2. Hanh Solo Nguyen 6 December 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    oh its my drift car :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-LBoqkPDl4

    this is what its capable of, enjoy~

    • Jesse O'Brien 7 December 2011 at 11:47 am #

      Other than the music, I love it. Even over bumps in the track, it looks composed and predictable. It also looks like a ton of fun!

  3. hsa 16 April 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Man this car brings me back. One of my friends had this car and loved it!

  4. RedWabbit 12 May 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I loved my 87 MR2 right up until the rod bearings went. have you ever tried getting bearings for an 87? pissed me off when I kept getting small journal bearings when I needed large journal.


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