The 1991 Toyota MR2 SW2 Turbo Could be the Most Dangerous Production Car Ever Made

Blame it on snap oversteer and its cheap price.

Many call it the poor man’s Ferrari. They’re probably right. And it’s a Toyota. That’s a right. A Toyota. You see, there was a time when the conservative Japanese automaker actually built fun-to-drive sports cars. Today’s GT86/Scion FR-S is a return to the good old days of the MR2. The original MR2 launched way back in 1984 and some say it was the best of the three generations. The second gen was released in 1989, and today’s focus is a 1991 SW2 Turbo.

With its 2.0-liter four producing between 220 and 240-hp and mated to a five-speed manual, it’s gone on to have a cult following. Many modify their MR2 SW2s, but Regular Car Reviews caught up with an owner of a rare bone stock car. These guys say it’s one of the most dangerous cars ever made. Don’t worry, they provide a physics lesson as to why that is.

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