Road Tests Real world tests of MR2 Spyder vs S2000

0-60mph

MR2 Spyder
7.3 s
S2000
5.5 s
MR2 Spyder S2000 @ supercars.net
The S2000 ran the slalom at 70.3 mph and stopped from 60 mph in a short 110 feet (thanks to 11.8-inch front and 11.1-inch-diameter rear disc brakes).
S2000 | by MotorTrend (Nov, 1999)

Top speed

MR2 Spyder
123 mph
S2000
150 mph
MR2 Spyder S2000 @ supercars.net
The goal was to develop a convertible two-seater with quick acceleration, taut handling, crisp shifting, great braking ability, and looks to kill.
S2000 | by MotorTrend (Nov, 1999)

0-100mph

MR2 Spyder
20.6 s
S2000
14 s
MR2 Spyder S2000 @ supercars.net
It only took the S2000 5.8 seconds to reach 60 mph, and it did the quarter mile in 14.2 at 98.1.
S2000 | by MotorTrend (Nov, 1999)

1/4 mile

MR2 Spyder
15.6 s
S2000
14.8 s
MR2 Spyder S2000 @ supercars.net
Herein lies the car's biggest problem: Most people will never drive in the best rpm range (7000 to 8500), shifting too early.
S2000 | by MotorTrend (Nov, 1999)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toyota MR2 Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Toyota MR2 Spyder

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Lighter curb weight 2,218 lb vs 2,756 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Honda S2000

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Honda S2000

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A lot faster to 60mph 5.5 s vs 7.3 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 150 mph vs 123 mph 27 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 14.8 s vs 15.6 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM vs 138 HP @ 6,400 RPM Around 75% stronger engine
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 11.48 lb/hp vs 16.07 lb/hp Around 30% better power-to-weight ratio
Much higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 6,750 RPM Around 35% more revs
Slightly more torque 153 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM vs 117 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

MR2 Spyder  vs
S2000 
Brand Toyota Honda
Price 23,098 30,000
Year 2000 2000

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 16.07 lb/hp 11.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 138 HP @ 6,400 RPM 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM
Maximum torque 117 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 153 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,750 RPM 9,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,794 cc 1,997 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10:1 11.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.11 in / 3.6 in 3.43 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,218 lb 2,756 lb
Width 66.7 in 68.9 in
Height 48.8 in 50.6 in
Length 153 in 162.2 in
Front track width 58.1 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 94.5 in

road tests

MR2 Spyder  vs
S2000 
Top speed 123 mph 150 mph
1/4 mile 15.6 s 14.8 s
0-60mph 7.3 s 5.5 s
0-100mph 20.6 s 14 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Axle ratio 4.31:1 4.1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 381/? 152 406/? 165
Rear wheels 381/? 165 406/? 190
Toyota MR2 Spyder
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