The Scion FR-S will return to this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Last year, driver Ken Gushi won the Exhibition Auto Class behind the wheel of the Lexus IS F CCS-R, but this year he’ll be driving into the cockpit of the Scion FR-S built by the GReddy Racing team. Gushi is familiar with the FR-S, as he professionally drifts the rear-wheel drive sports car in Formula Drift. This is the second appearance for the FR-S at Pikes Peak and it will be competing in the Time Attack 1 Division for production-based two- and four-wheel drive vehicles.
In the offseason, the Pikes Peak-bound FR-S has received numerous upgrades with the powerplant now producing 500 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the suspension has been retuned and new safety components have been added.
“No race on earth is quite like the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and I can’t wait to conquer it in a car I love: the Scion FR-S,” Gushi said. “Every turn of this course requires the best performance out of the driver and vehicle, and racing fans will love what they see.”
The 92nd annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb starts on June 29.
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