jeudi 3 septembre 2015

Facts and rumors about MR Spiders

1) How many MR Spiders were produced ?
2) Automatic or Manual Transmission ?
3) N/A or Turbo ?
4) Tin-Top or T-bar ?
5) Where are the MR Spiders located around the world ?
- Toyota plate (in the frunk)
- Model code explanations

- How many MR Spiders were produced ?
There has been 88* MR Spiders produced for the road.
*(Certified by TTC)
3 others may have been produced as "Prototypes".

- Automatic or Manual Transmission ?
Some of them were Auto (at least 30) and some of them were Manual (at least 34).

- N/A or Turbo ?
None of them were Turbo, they were all Normally Aspirated !

You can tell it form the 2 official brochures :
Model code is ACMQF or ACPQF where F stands for 3S-GE (N/A)
and not ACMZZ for exemple where Z would stand for 3S-GTE (Turbo)
Have a look at the Model code explanations at the end of this page.

1st brochure :


2nd brochure :


You can also tell it from the Toyota plate** in the frunk :
Engine 3S-GE (and not 3S-GTE).

- Tin-Top or T-bar ?
All of them came from factory Tin-Top and not T-bar.
You can tell it from the Toyota plate** in the frunk :
MODEL E-SW20-ACMQF or E-SW20-ACPQF
(but not E-SW20-AJMQF or E-SW20-AJPQF)

- Where are the MR Spiders located around the world ?



** Toyota plate in the frunk :


Model code explanations :
E-SW20 : S : Engine serie (3S-FE / 5S-FE / 3S-GE / 3S-GTE) | W : MR2 | 2 : 2nd generation | 0 : type/style 0
E-SW20-ACMQF (A : MR2 MKII | C : CP | M : MTM 5F | Q : grade | F : TWC (3S-GE).
E-SW20-ACPQF (A : MR2 MKII | C : CP | P : ATM 4FC | Q : grade | F : TWC (3S-GE).
Model name - A : W : MKI | A : MKII | A : MKIII
Body type - C : CP : Coupé | J : TBR : T-Bar Roof.
Transmission - M : MTM 5F : Manual 5 speeds / P : ATM 4FC : Automatic 4 speeds.
Grade - Q | Z
Engine type - F : TWC (3S-GE) (Twin-Cam) | Z: TWT (3S-GTE) (Twin-Cam)

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