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Car Of The Week – Petrolicious and the MR2s

My Mum was one of the first people in the UK to get the mk11 Baby Ferrari style MR2 on a “G” plate and back in the day it was like something off another planet. I nicked it every chance I got and toured Europe frequently in it. I remember driving past cafes in Ste Maxime, between a Porsche and a Ferrari. They were two a penny – everyone was staring at me in the white MR2, with its big fat wheels on the back and thinner front tyres to balance with the lack of power steering. The mid engined set up put the engine just behind your ear and that car was fun, you didn’t go out driving in that car – you went dancing, it was fun and racy, pretty and chic. So I had to share this beautiful video from Petrolicious while I walked back down memory lane and remembered the MR2 that I loved to play with.

I guess it is because of the car that the GT86 excites me so much.

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Porsche Cayman S or a Nissan 370Z or a Toyota GT86?

Mrs P dreams about cars as much as the best petrolhead does. A Cayman S has long been her fantasy car but recently a bright yellow Nissan 370Z caught her eye and brought the Nissan to her attention, while she had clocked the Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ as far back as when we went to the 2012 Paris Motor show. A recent breakfast club meet at RAF Cosford saw all three of these cars on display, so the fantasy game of which one to choose was replayed. A trawl on the interweb found the video below which looked at all three cars and it made for an interesting watch. Would the old favourite the Porsche be usurped by the temptations of the Nissan 370Z or the new pretender on the block the Toyota GT86?

It sure makes this video worth a watch.