Toyota MR2 vs Lotus Elise

Toyota MR2

Lotus Elise

The Toyota MR2 is a no-compromise roadster developed to excite true sports vehicle enthusiasts. It is fun to drive, good to exterior at and cheap to own.

Like all the best roadsters, the Toyota MR2 features conventional sports vehicle characteristics with modern engineering. Returning to concept basics, Toyota drew upon their roots for lightweight sports vehicles, the Sports 800, and the two previous generations of Toyota MR2 to create a new style sports vehicle for the 21st century.

Toyota MR2 is mid-engined, back wheel drive for precise handling. Toyota developers have used the very latest technology to cut weight and boost performance. But it is in the space of agility that the mid motor and lightweight layout really shines. The mid-engine layout, combined with an perfect 'wheelbase to overall length' ratio, makes this one of the most nimble of cars on the road. Quick and accurate driver response is the name of the game for the Toyota MR2 roadster.

The Toyota Mr2's 1. 8-litre motor has Vvt-i (variable Valve Timing - intelligent) for maximum midrange torque and superb top-end performance, with the best fuel consumption in its class.
The Lotus Elise revolutionised the sportscar sphere 14 years ago when the small lightweight agile 2-seat mid motor sportscar was presented. By ensuring that the Lotus Elise stuck rigidly to Lotus' core values of performance via light weight, the Lotus Elise was able to produce supercar performance with city vehicle economy.

Making its debut at the 80th International Geneva Motorshow, the 2011 model year Lotus Elise introduces a number of changes and enhancments to maintain its class leading position.

The body of the new 2011 Lotus Elise is an evolution of the iconic Lotus Elise layout, retaining the character and style, while product a more planted, purposeful stance and a pure, contemporary exterior that links it to the Evora. As with all Lotus offering the layout is an impressive blend of exciting style and functional efficiency.

The new Lotus Elise body has a fresh sculptured front, including a new bumper, front clam and access panel that combine to give the Lotus Elise a wider exterior with more road presence.