Third-Gen Toyota MR2 Wishes It Was A Porsche Cayman Instead

The third generation Toyota MR2’s front end already kind of reminded people of Porsche, thanks to those large bulging headlights and how they mesh with the front wings and the hood.

However, this particular MR2 has definitely gone the extra mile, wearing a (quite questionable) body kit to go with a large rear wing and a Porsche badge. The intention must have been to turn it to a Cayman look-alike. Only it doesn’t work at all.

Maybe the owner of the car has heard that many MR2s have been converted to look like completely different cars. Everybody’s got to start from somewhere, so sticking that Porsche badge on the nose is, well, lamentable. And the body kit… we’ll say no more, you can judges for yourselves.

The MR2’s mid-engined layout has been a magnet for turning it into supercar replicas. A couple of examples you might remember are this particular one, which was converted into a mini-me Lamborghini Murcielago, and this one, that’s supposed to resemble a Ferrari 360 Modena.

There’s no doubt that they are not even getting close to the real thing, yet their owners at least put in considerably more effort. Besides, the fact that we found the picture of this yellow MR2 on a Reddit thread about poor car mods pretty much speaks volumes as to the general consensus on the quality of this conversion.

  • Six_Tymes

    another great car ruined

    • Perry F. Bruns

      Absolutely. If I had a well-maintained MR2, you know what I’d do with it? I’d take it out and drive it. MAYBE I’d put a decal on it to boost the horsepower, but still.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        You can do that!?

  • bryceee
    • Randy Terpstra

      Veilside Fortune 01 kit

    • Tumbi Mtika


  • sidewaysspin

    That’s really sad, and plus a well maintained mr-2 may be worth more than an old boxster.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Any MR-2 in Israel is pretty darn rare to begin with, I would think.

  • Bash

    Looks very sad and meh.

  • Fabián Montiel

    Lancer Evo III front bumper

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