The Toyota MR2 Is Reborn With New, Modern Design


The Toyota MR2 was one of the marque’s greatest sports cars when it was released in 1984. It slowly evolved into one of the greatest Toyotas ever built, but with the Mk3 becoming a bit ugly and bulbous, it was taken off the market in 2007.

Now, thanks to one of our favourite designers, Rain Prisk, the sports car has been reborn in a render from the fabled designer. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely we’ll see a new MR2 anytime soon, despite rumours circulating of its return a couple of years ago. It seems as though Toyota has spoilt enough with the new GR86, GR Yaris, and the Supra. But this design is still pretty damn cool.

As you can see from Prisk’s design, it’s a modern take on the famous mid-engined sports car, with it almost looking like a Koenigsegg from the rear quarter back. The pop-up headlights look to be included as well with no actual headlight visible, but no framing for pop-ups… but we can hope, right?

It sits low, with black wheels only exaggerating the fact, but it retains a lot of the design language, especially at the front, of the Mk2 MR2 – arguably the most popular version of the model.

So, let us know if you like the look of it, and how badly you now want Toyota to bring back a budget mid-engined sports car that we can all fawn over.

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