It looks like the Gazoo Racing department is looking to revive the Toyota MR2 as a mid-engined sportscar to tackle the likes of the Lotus Emira and Alpine A110S. A new rumour suggests that the iconic badge could show itself by 2024.
According to Spyder7, the upcoming Toyota MR2 will retain its lightweight mid-engined design principles of the original models but will adopt design principles as seen in the Volta concept car that was displayed at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show.
Where design is concerned, it is understood that the Toyota MR2 will present a supercar-like silhouette with angular design cues and three-dimensional elements. The model is also likely to boast LED projector headlamps with integrated air intakes as seen on the current Supra.
Considering that developing a mid-engined platform is currently too expensive of a task, the rumour suggests that the Toyota MR2 will take on the platform of an existing manufacturer with Lotus and Porsche being mentioned as the main candidates. It’s also highly likely that the upcoming model will be hybridised with a total power output of around 294 kW.
The new model is destined to see a 2024 market release with a targeted price tag of ¥6,0 million (approximately R800 000).