Car for Sale: MWR 2001 MR2 Spyder Turbo

Price: $12,500

This car was originally built by Monkeywrench Racing for a customer in 2012. The ultra-responsive GT28RS turbo and built 1ZZ  engine result in an incredibly drivable and enjoyable engine package with a broad, smooth torque curve. 320hp at the wheels (370hp) means an actual power:weight ratio that beats any Lotus road car ever built and even the Ferrari F430. Feeling mellow? Select the low or medium boost level on the electronic boost controller. The suspension and wheel/tire upgrades complement the power upgrade. This car is the total package street MR2 Spyder.

  • 79,000 original miles
  • Manual Transmission
  • Black with black top and black leather interior


Engine (fresh MWR rebuild summer 2018)

  • Wiseco 8.8:1 forged pistons
  • MWR connecting rods, bearings
  • New OEM gaskets, oil pump, etc


  • 6-speed swap (low mile)
  • ACT HDSS clutch
  • MWR ultralight flywheel

Turbo and Fuel System

  • MWR turbo kit
  • Garrett ball bearing GT28RS
  • Large air-air intercooler
  • MWR fuel injectors
  • MWR FPR and fuel rail kit
  • MWR fuel pump upgrade

Electronics (items on dash can easily be relocated out of view)

  • Apexi Power FC ECU (dyno tuned)
  • Apexi AVC-R Boost controller
  • GReddy Turbo timer
  • Shift light


  • Lowering springs
  • 17″ aftermarket wheels
  • Kumho Ecsta AST 205/40-17 Tires 80% tread
  • Tasteful, subtle body kit and rear lip spoiler
  • Professionally painted black; car was originally yellow. All door jambs, etc trim was removed and painted properly. Engine compartment still yellow.
  • AC blows cold


The passenger seat has a rip in the leather which looks repairable. The paint is not perfect but it shines up nice.

Toyota / Lotus Performance Parts