Toyota MR-2 vs Ferrari 308 GTSi

Picture of Toyota MR-2
Picture of Ferrari 308 GTSi
Category Toyota MR-2Ferrari 308 GTSi
Max power (ps / bhp) 140 / 138208 / 205
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 170 / 125245 / 181
Curb weight (kg / lb) 965 / 21271509 / 3327
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 145 / 143138 / 136

Performance

Category Toyota MR-2Ferrari 308 GTSi
0 - 100 kph 7.9 s7.8 s
0 - 100 mph 21.0 s21.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 11.0 s @ 76.4 mph11.0 s @ 76.4 mph
1/4 mile 15.1 s15.6 s @ 88.9 mph
Top speed 211 kph (131 mph)226 kph (140 mph)

Summary

Category Toyota MR-2Ferrari 308 GTSi
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 478484
Total 478484

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: Your car beats a Ferrari 308, impressive, if even by a margin. "Magnum PI versus Viking" LOL XD


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Viking  8y ago

Still a close comparison. Magnum P.I. versus Viking. :)


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Shaggy  8y ago

LOL, at myself.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ CoolShirtGuy: Sorry, My mistake! XS


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BR2'  8y ago

LOL @Shaggy


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CoolShirtGuy  8y ago

@Shaggy
Wasn't talking to you. His comment has since been deleted, but some troll was on here trying, and failing spectacularly, to impersonate me.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ CoolShirtGuy: I'm not an attention whore, I just have a lot to say.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: I got the specs from the 2005 model from the internet, forgot which site, it may have been this one.


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CoolShirtGuy  8y ago

Hm, it appears my bitch is acting up. No one likes an attention whore.


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Viking  8y ago

Groovy. That is an excellent trap speed for 138 hp even considering the light weight. Must be because of the larger rear tires I would guess. The highest speed at the 1/4 mile I could find was in a Modified magazine test of an earlier model 15.1 at 89.1 mph. I had not seen any tests of the 2003-2005 models.


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: Road & Track, if I'm not mistaken.


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Viking  8y ago

@Shaggy groovy. I don't have the 2001 Road & Track issue. The 2003-2005 MR2s have bigger rear wheels, and a much more durable engine. Was the 2005 MR2 also tested by Road & Track, or a different magazine?


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Shaggy  8y ago

@ Viking: In a 2001 issue of Road & Track, they have the MR2's 0-60 MPH time at 7.3 seconds and 1/4 mile at 15.6 seconds at 88 MPH, a 2005 Toyota MR2 will do 0-60 MPH in 7.2 seconds, finish the 1/4 mile in 15.1 seconds at 96 MPH, and top out at 130 MPH.


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Mental  8y ago

Curiously seeing Toyota head to head with more powerful Ferrari, and in conclusion they are equally fast. Ha-ha..

Toyota is 20 years younger though...


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Viking  8y ago

I looked up the Ferrari 308 GTSi quattrovalvole and found it to have a 0-60 mph time of 7.3 seconds, and 1/4 mile in 15.4 seconds. In other words, it isn't any quicker than an MR2 Spyder in acceleration. On period tires it did only 0.83 g on the skid pad, but with modern summer tires it can pull 0.91 g. In 2000 the MR2 Spyder pulled 0.88 g, but with modern tires it should easily match or beat the Ferrari. The Ferrari wins on styling and top speed, but loses on fuel economy (only 15 mpg as tested).


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Shaggy  8y ago

The Toyota MR2 was neck and neck with the Ferrari 308?!, That Toyota is pretty nimble, It's got to be the handling. Interesting comparison.


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Viking  8y ago

Mid-engine two seat sports cars are cool. Nice that the pictures are both of red cars. I like the Ferrari styling a bit better, but I suspect the MR2 is more fuel efficient and just as quick on a curvy road.