Toyota Porsche MR2
Photo credit: Esa Mustonen
The Toyota MR2 (mid-ship, run-about, 2-seater), a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive sports car produced from 1984-2007 over three generations, is also Japan’s first mid-engined production car. Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada wants the automaker to release a modern day version of this vehicle, and in partnership with none other than Porsche, who specializes in mid-engined sports cars.