There are less than 200 Zagato-custom MR2 Spyders being built by Toyota Modellista International. This is happening when the Toyota MR2, of the SW20 model from the second generation, is raising in prominence and yet finds difficulty finding a niche market. The vehicle is no less than what they may call a speedy-disaster. The real vehicle that you may not enjoy is an even smaller, uglier, third-gen MR2. This one, aptly dubbed the W30, happens to be cute and charming but somewhat alarming. 200 that are left alone have headlight pods not too dissimilar from the Alfa 4C. When you look at these past models, the Milan-originated Zagato was built custom by Toyota and their Modellista division. In which case, they create cosmetic upgrades for vehicles all over the automakers. The VM180 Zagato had actually popped up on ads made by Yahoo Japan for this Toyota offshoot.
So what can we say about this Toyota VM180?
The vehicle itself debuted back in 2001 at the Tokyo Motor Show. In a year full of hits, it’s a bummer this is one of the misses. And it’s not like they skimped on it. The cosmetic changes give off an impression of an upgrade. As one may not be so quick to assume about this Toyota was the very fact that the Mr2 Spyder has 138 horsepower. This is with one of those 1.8-liter in-lines. This can turn into something. Of the big four italian design firms involve Italdesign, Bertone and Zagato, the efforts of the Italians are usually stunning.
What’s more to say about the VM180? Though its mighty ugly, it tracks well under 25,000 pounds. And though it Seems like a steal to convert the vehicle in more popular means. When you go about selling the big leagues of those cars.