Road Tests Real world tests of MR2 Turbo vs 300ZX Twin Turbo

0-60mph

Top speed

MR2 Turbo
145 mph

0-100mph

MR2 Turbo
16.7 s

1/4 mile

MR2 Turbo
14.7 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toyota MR2 Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Toyota MR2 Turbo

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Lighter curb weight 2,824 lb vs 3,564 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 11.67 lb/hp vs 12.64 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

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Faster top speed 155 mph vs 145 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $33k vs $18k Around 85% more expensive harder to own
More torque 278 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM vs 224 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 282 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 242 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,000 cc vs 1,998 cc More than 50% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

MR2 Turbo  vs
300ZX Twin Turbo 
Brand Toyota Nissan
Price 18,000 33,000
Year 1990-2000 1990-1996
Highway mileage 26 MPG 24 MPG

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 4.29:1 3.69:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 356/? 14 406/? 190
Rear wheels 356/? 14 406/? 216

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,824 lb 3,564 lb
Width 66.9 in 70.5 in
Height 48.8 in 49.2 in
Length 163 in 169.5 in
Front track width 57.9 in 58.9 in
Wheelbase 94.5 in 96.5 in

road tests

MR2 Turbo  vs
300ZX Twin Turbo 
Top speed 145 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 14.7 s 14.4 s
0-60mph 6.2 s 6.5 s
0-100mph 16.7 s 16.5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.67 lb/hp 12.64 lb/hp
Maximum hp 242 HP @ 6,000 RPM 282 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 224 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 278 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,998 cc 3,000 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger Twin turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in 3.43 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Toyota MR2 Turbo
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Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo
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