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Toyota MR2 Custom In-Dash Computer Puts KITT To Shame

Toyota MR2 Custom In-Dash Computer Puts KITT To Shame

Customized Toyota MR2 (Images courtesy MR2Forum.de)
By Andrew Liszewski

I don’t know what’s more surprising, how elaborate this Toyota MR2’s custom in-dash PC installation is, or the fact that the owner has actually decided to sell the car after putting so much work into it. As you can see, the standard dashboard gauges and displays in MR2Forum.de member LaroCroft’s MR2 have been completely replaced with 3 LCD displays providing access and info to almost every function you could ever need while behind the wheel. GPS (thanks to Microsoft Mappoint 2006), advanced climate control, lighting, mirrors, engine performance, fuel consumption and of course an elaborate entertainment system for playing music and movies. It’s all powered by a dual-core 2GHz PC with 1GB of RAM and can be operated by a touch screen interface, or by using a 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator 3D Mouse which is embedded in the center console. Just keep in mind that interested buyers should have a pretty solid knowledge of electronics and programming in Visual Basic if they plan to do any further tinkering.

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  • mcman

    Awesome, but you'd think he would do more to the interior of the car to accent such a setup. He could start with custom leather seats.

  • Kouroth

    “I don’t know what’s more surprising, how elaborate this Toyota MR2’s custom in-dash PC installation is, or the fact that the owner has actually decided to sell the car after putting so much work into it.”
    Probably to work on a hybrid? He probably had more fun building it than driving it.

  • http://www.outdooractive.com Thorsten Hilber

    Is it just me, or does the layout of the display remind anyone else of the Star Trek The Next Generation design?
    TH

  • http://www.outdooractive.com Thorsten Hilber

    Is it just me, or does the layout of the display remind anyone else of the Star Trek The Next Generation design?
    TH

  • http://www.crossomotive.com Crossomotive

    Whoa! Having a PC in your ride alone is already great and it even got dual-core on top of that.

  • mononguyen

    ahh, that's pretty nice for an interior, but wouldn't it increase the weight of the car? Just a question cause I plan on that sometime in spring/summer 2010 🙂

  • mononguyen

    ahh, that's pretty nice for an interior, but wouldn't it increase the weight of the car? Just a question cause I plan on that sometime in spring/summer 2010 🙂