Second-Gen Toyota MR2 Is the Most Dangerous Production Car Made

Second generation Toyota MR2 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
Again, we stumble on what many prefer to call “the poor man’s Ferrari” but this time we’ll learn a bit about this car’s dark side. Take an in depth look at it and you’ll probably discover the MR2 is the most dangerous car ever on market.
It’s something that we never thought of until Mr. Regular from Youtube channel Regular Car Review had the chance to test a second generation Toyota MR2 SW20 and name it a cheap teen killer.

Why? Just think about it for a second. It’s cheap, new drivers would love to get one because of it’s sporty looks and ownership costs, reliability, pop-up headlamps (we know reliability and pop-up headlamps shouldn’t be that close to each other) and an engine placed in the middle which makes 200 hp on the turbocharged version.

Engine placed in the middle...

“You mean like a Porsche Boxster?” Well, not quite, since the 3S-GE/GTE engine in the MR2 is transversally mounted, but it does kinda’ the same things to the car.

Things like allowing it to accelerate faster and corner better since there is no engine at the front to be “thrown” into the bend. But with these and the lack of experience also comes snap oversteering, which could could throw you and your enthusiasm off the road into a tree or into the incoming traffic.

These will be perfectly explained by Mr. Regular in the video bellow and maybe next time you see a Turbo MR2, you’ll recognize something better than a Ferrari substitute.

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