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Hybrid MR-2? #251296 Aug 16, 3:43pm Aug 16, 3:43pm
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Hybrid MR-2?
According to the October 2004 issue of Import Turner:

"Toyota's Prius hybrid has made its name by giving a family-size car green credentials and decent Performance. But what about a real sportscar endowed with brisk acceleration and half-electric power? One could be on the way from Japan's larger automaker, according to the website www.TheCarConnection.com. Toyota is working on a hybrid version of the MR2 Spyder, the website says, for a debut in the next couple of years. Like the Prius and other hybrids, the new sportscar would use a battery pack to augment its four-cylinder gas engine. Toyota is planning to offer hybrid technology on virtually all its cars, starting with the Highlander crossover vehicle this fall and the Lexus RX 400h this year as well."

Interesting huh?

Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: aznsaiyan509] #251297 Aug 16, 3:49pm Aug 16, 3:49pm
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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: Steven] #251298 Aug 16, 3:58pm Aug 16, 3:58pm
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Bringing back the MR-2?

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The styling of the MR-2 with the power of a hybrid? Why not just make a new gen MR-2? That was their first mistake.


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: Steven] #251299 Aug 16, 4:00pm Aug 16, 4:00pm
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Toyota has their head so far up their ass that they can't see the light of day.

Hybrid power in a sports car?

Where's the market for that?


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: Sancho] #251300 Aug 16, 4:02pm Aug 16, 4:02pm
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mind you toyota is discontinuing product of their MRS and Celica for the United States.

correct me if im wrong. tongue


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: Zero] #251301 Aug 16, 4:03pm Aug 16, 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
mind you toyota is discontinuing product of their MRS and Celica for the United States.

correct me if im wrong. tongue
They are, but only in their current form.

Nothing says that they can't bring one back as a hybrid, and that's probably not the only thing about the car that is going to change.


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: slidr] #251302 Aug 16, 4:08pm Aug 16, 4:08pm
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A while back, VSGTS14 said that Toyota plans to replace the Celica and MR-S with some new and exciting products. So, maybe this might be it...I dunno.


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: aznsaiyan509] #251303 Aug 16, 4:16pm Aug 16, 4:16pm
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this hybrid car shit is outta hand, just make badass, fast cars with real engine's in them. Thats all they gotta do puke


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: aznsaiyan509] #251304 Aug 16, 4:16pm Aug 16, 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by aznsaiyan509
A while back, VSGTS14 said that Toyota plans to replace the Celica and MR-S with some new and exciting products. So, maybe this might be it...I dunno.
They were most likely talking about the gay Scions.


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: slidr] #251305 Aug 16, 4:33pm Aug 16, 4:33pm
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that's what i heard, that the scions are replacing the youthful, sporty lines of toyota.


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: combatc87] #251306 Aug 16, 5:23pm Aug 16, 5:23pm
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imagine a Hybrid exotic tongue


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: Erick] #251307 Aug 16, 5:25pm Aug 16, 5:25pm
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if the hybrid makes as much power as a gas engine i'd buy it... who wants to pay more for gas willingly...

Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: spaztikid] #251308 Aug 16, 8:17pm Aug 16, 8:17pm
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The Volta was a hybrid exotic.

Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: silver] #251309 Aug 17, 11:44am Aug 17, 11:44am
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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: slidr] #251310 Aug 17, 11:54am Aug 17, 11:54am
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Originally Posted by slidr
Toyota has their head so far up their ass that they can't see the light of day.

Hybrid power in a sports car?

Where's the market for that?


thoughts exactly

Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: SkyhighRedline] #251311 Aug 17, 1:01pm Aug 17, 1:01pm
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The hybrid Highlander SUV will generate 270 HP. I think thats quite a bit more than the current standard Highlander. It will also get about 30 mpg, easily the best mileage of any medium sized SUV. A hybrid MR2 or Celica could easily produce as much HP (and waaaaaaaaay more torque) as the current models, and get, like, 40 mpg. If you're keeping track of where the price of fuel is going, hybrid power suddenly becomes a lot more desirable.


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Re: Hybrid MR-2? [Re: ExNihilo] #251312 Aug 17, 11:14pm Aug 17, 11:14pm
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From what I hear, hybrids also have their full power rating from a dead stop because the electrical generators don't need to get up in their powerband like the gas engine does. So, if they wanted to, a hybrid could have a wickedly fast launch, and at the higher RPMs use more of the conventional engine, all while getting the gas mileage of a Camry...hybrid doesn't need to mean slow.

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Originally Posted by slidr
Toyota has their head so far up their ass that they can't see the light of day.

Hybrid power in a sports car?

Where's the market for that?


lol one time it must be a sport hybrid , and the volta is a hybrid and that car looks very sporty to me, (volta consept)

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