Hi, I've been curious to see if anyone has also been wondering about such a swap. The weight to power ratio may not be as beneficial but driving a mid-engine rear wheel drive car may balance that out. This car weighs in at 2,350lbs while the original vx weighs in at 2,094lbs. Will this yield large losses in terms of mpg? Does anyone know the cd of the aw11 mr2?
(Side note: vx motors seemed to have risen in price over the past couple years)
Any suggestions as to whether such a swap would be worth doing?
any idea of how much the motor mounts axles and shift linkage would cost?
i speculate the fuel economy hit for the motor wouldnt be too bad, but the performance hit for the mr2 would really suck. also i dont think the mr2 has a cd that is much better than a civic. i believe the difference in drag would come from frontal area.
don't waste your time or time will waste you