The network has a render for the updated version of the legendary Toyota MR2

The network has a render for the updated version of the legendary Toyota MR2

April 10, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

An independent artist tried to imagine what a modern version of the legendary Toyota MR2 sports coupe might look like.

The Toyota MR2, which was discontinued in 2007, is still considered one of the brand’s greatest sports cars. The automaker has dreamed of developing a successor to the MR2 ever since, with a brand executive even saying he would like Toyota to partner with German Porsche on a potential new light sports car.

Unfortunately, it looks like – at least in the short to medium term – Toyota has no intention of unveiling a successor for its legendary model.

Rebirth is “not a priority” for the company, which now has three sports cars in its global lineup – the Supra, the new GR 86 and the GR Yaris hatchback. Simply put, there will be no new MR2, at least for the next couple of years.

Apparently this state of affairs did not like the independent artist Rein Priscus – as part of his latest project, he presented his vision of a modern version of the Toyota MR2 coupe. I must say that he got a very expressive car.

One thing worth noting, however, is that this red coupe looks too futuristic. The original MR2 had a more understated approach to design that matched very well its rather modest character, despite the mid-engine position. In this render, the sports car looks like it is significantly more expensive than its predecessor.

Previously, there were rumors that the all-new MR2 could actually be fully electric, in which case that design plays very well with the technology hidden under its hood.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the ZX Auto company showed an inexpensive analogue of the Toyota Tundra pickup. The new Chinese pickup, still known as the ZTE G9, is similar in size and dynamic parameters to the legendary “Japanese”.