For those who aren't familiar with the Toyota MR2, it's essentially a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive roadster manufactured by Central Motors, a division of Toyota, from 1984 until 2007 when the company ceased production. These five bizarre supercar knockoffs are mainly based on the second generation (1990-1999) model. Continue reading to see them all.
5. Gumpert Apollo
We came across this Gumpert Apollo replica that's based on a second generation Toyota MR2 (1990-1999) on eBay. While the original mid-engined Apollo supercar gets an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter, twin-turbo V8 with 650HP or an insane 800HP in Sport form, the Toyota-based replica makes do with a modified version of the Japanese sports car's four-cylinder turbo engine, with the seller claiming it yields "255 WHP at 15psi and 303 WHP at around 19psi" on the dyno.
4. Ferrari F360 Spider
As is common in these type of builds, the replication of the Ferrari model is restricted to the exterior body panels with the interior left mostly intact (sans the Ferrari-badged seat covers). The Italianized Toyota has allegedly covered 109,000 miles (about 175,000 kilometers) and according to the AutoCheck history report, it was involved in an accident back in 2007, hence the salvage title.
3. Ferrari F430 Spider
This isn't the first time we've seen a Toyota MR2 dressed up as something else, in this case a Ferrari F430 Spider, but the story here is that the owner of the replica took it to a classic / sports car meeting of some sorts in The Netherlands parking it close to the real Italian deal. Talk about having faith in your creation...