The original MR2 Turbo has a reputation for snap oversteer from the factory, so you can imagine how sketchy an example with 872 horsepower at the wheels would be. Matt Farah of found out personally on a race track in Texas so we don't have to.
This SW20 MR2 was assembled by , and features the shop's full catalog of upgrades. That includes a fully built engine capable of 1000 crank-horsepower through the use of a 2.3-liter Camry block and a Precision 6265 ball bearing turbo making up to 45 psi of boost. There's also upgraded CV joints, an upgraded twin-disc clutch, and a Wilwood big brake kit.
On track, Farah finds the MR2's speed almost too much to handle, even for the open track. He manages to overheat the brakes after a few laps simply because he was going so fast. Even though MR2s are light, there's only so much the brakes can handle.
Watch for yourself as he tries to tame the mid-engine beast.