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aznsaiyan509 Aug 16, 11:43pm - #251296 
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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?
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Steven Aug 16, 11:49pm - #251297 
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Sancho Aug 16, 11:58pm - #251298 

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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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slidr Aug 17, 12:00am - #251299 

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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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Zero Aug 17, 12:02am - #251300 

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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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slidr Aug 17, 12:03am - #251301 

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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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aznsaiyan509 Aug 17, 12:08am - #251302 
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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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Polykarb Aug 17, 12:16am - #251303 

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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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slidr Aug 17, 12:16am - #251304 

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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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combatc87 Aug 17, 12:33am - #251305 

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that's what i heard, that the scions are replacing the youthful, sporty lines of toyota.

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Erick Aug 17, 1:23am - #251306 

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imagine a Hybrid exotic tongue

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spaztikid Aug 17, 1:25am - #251307 
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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...
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silver Aug 17, 4:17am - #251308 
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The Volta was a hybrid exotic.
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ragingpaseo Aug 17, 7:44pm - #251309 
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toyota of america = thumbsdown
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SkyhighRedline Aug 17, 7:54pm - #251310 
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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
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ExNihilo Aug 17, 9:01pm - #251311 
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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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renfield90 Aug 18, 7:14am - #251312 

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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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oas Aug 19, 7:31am - #251313 
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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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