Design: Kazutoshi Arima, Toyota Technocraft Inc.
Chassis: Toyota Technocraft Inc., Toyota Japan, Lotus Engineering.
Engine: Toyota Technocraft Inc., Yamaha Motor Corp.
Interior desing: Tadashi Nakagawa, Toyota Japan.
Generations, revisions, models, modifications
1989/09 - 1993/10: Revision 1. 3SGTE Gen.1 204bhp@5900rpm
1993/10 - 1995/10: Revision 2. 3SGTE Gen.2 225bhp@6000rpm
1995/03 - 1997/01: Revision 3. 3SGTE Gen.3 245bhp@6000rpm
1997/01 - 1998/01: Revision 4. 3SGTE Gen.3 245bhp@6000rpm
1998/01 - 1999/02: Revision 5. 3SGTE Gen.3 245bhp@6000rpm
Revision 1. 3SGE Gen.1 156bhp@6400rpm
Revision 2. 3SGE Gen.2 177bhp@6600rpm with VVTi system
Revision 3. 3SGE Gen.3 177bhp@6600rpm with VVTi system
Revision 4. 3SGE Gen.4 177bhp@6600rpm with VVTi system
Revision 5. 3SGE Gen.5 210bhp@7000rpm with dual VVTi system
Modifications Rev.4 and Rev.5:
Revision 4: New front clear lens, red stitching steering wheel, MR2 tail insignia was replaced with the Toyota symbol.
Revision 5: New 15" 5 spoke wheels, red stitching steering wheel and shift knob, combat adjustable rear wing (Toyota Technocraft).
Premium Edition (only 1000): Special edition of Revision 2 with second generation spoiler, limited edition british green with special Lexus OEM beige leather seats, adjustable seats, two airbags, abs and control cruise.
Revision 4 and Revision 5 with limited Recaro interior, OEM Matsushita Denso GPS system, traction control (only revision 5).
Engine Toyota 1UZ-FE 3968 cc twin turbo
Transmission Hewland VGC (1995), March (1996) 6 (1995), 5 (1996)
The Sard MC8-R was a modified and lengthened version of the SW20 built for GT racing by Toyota’s works team SARD (Sigma Advanced Research Development). The MC8-R housed a twin turbo version of the 1UZ-FE V8 giving out 600bhp.Eligible for the GT1 category, the MC8-R lacked pace against the new generation sports cars and homologation specials such as Porsche 911 GT1, but did compete alongside a similarly modified Toyota Supra. Later that year the car attempted the 1000km Suzuka, this time managing to finish. The MC8-R made its first outing in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans where it retired after 14 laps. It was replaced for the following year with the GT-One.
One MC8 road car was built in order to meet homologation requirements, but its current whereabouts are unknown.
Pues eso, enjoy our pocket machines!
Lento, your SW20 itÁs a one premium limited edition. Caché 8) 8) 8)