Toyota MR2 (Hardcover)

The Complete Story

By Nigel Burton

The Crowood Press UK, 9781847979315, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2015

List Price: 44.95*
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Description

Toyota MR2 details the full start-to-finish history of Toyota's bestselling mid-engined sports car, from 1984 until 2007, when production ended. Covering all three generations of models and including detailed specification guides, archive photographs and beautiful new photography, this book is a must for every MR2 owner and sports car enthusiast.

Topics include:

Background to the MR2 - the 1973 oil crisis and Akio Yoshida's designs

First-generation AW11 - Car of the Year Japan, 1984-1985

Second-generation SW20, with a new 2.0 litre 3S-GTE engine

Suspension improvements to the Mk II, significantly improving handling

Third-generation ZZW30/MR2 Roadster

The MR2 in motorsport

Special editions and Zagato's VM180



About the Author

Nigel Burton has been testing and writing about cars for more than two decades. The Toyota MR2 holds a special place in his heart, as it was the first car he road tested as a young journalist and he once owned a much-cherished MR2 Mk II. Currently Motoring Editor of The Northern Echo, Nigel is a former motoring correspondent for ITV Teletext. He previously wrote A History of Electric Cars, also published by Crowood.