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 |  Nov 25 2012, 1:37 PM

HKS USA may not exist anymore, but that hasn’t stopped its parent company in Japan of continuing to manufacture high-quality performance parts. The long-awaited supercharger kit for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ is now available, though it may be hard to get your hands on it.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 6:15 PM

On October 31st, 2012, 50 Scion FR-S vehicles assembled a caravan to drive out to Las Vegas for the 2012 SEMA Show. The Japanese automaker was on hand to capture the action, releasing a short teaser video of its trip.

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 |  Nov 03 2012, 3:02 PM

Despite being a diverse list this week, the three most popularly researched cars this week came from one manufacturer: Toyota.

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 3:01 PM

10. Jade Crew Subaru BRZ


In a sea of custom Scion FR-S’ and Subaru BRZs at the 2012 SEMA Show, it’s surprisingly hard to compile a list of the top 10 without some criteria. So to compile our list of favorites, we decided to look at all the 86s and judge based on cleanliness, originality, and functionality – and of course, how it looked on the show floor.

Kicking off our top 10 list is a Subaru BRZ we spotted outside the convention center which to us, defines what a custom daily-driver BRZ should be. Nothing over-the-top, nothing too flashy – just simple and clean, with functional modifications. The Chargespeed carbon fiber lip kit complements the stock bodylines of the BRZ perfectly, while the custom blue Volk Racing TE37SLs pay tribute to a classic wheel that has truly lasted the test of time.

 |  Oct 31 2012, 6:41 PM

Almost a week since the Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge competitors were revealed, the Japanese automaker has picked a winner at the 2012 SEMA Show: Chris Basselgia. Basselgia, builder of the Minty FReSh Scion FR-S took home the top prize of $10,000 while John Toca’s FR-S came in second and Daniel Song’s FR-S GT came in third.

View galleries of the Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge competitors below.

GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 1st Place – Minty FReSh Scion FR-S

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GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 2nd Place – Carbon Stealth Scion FR-S

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GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 3rd Place – Scion FR-S GT

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 2:13 PM

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we have a lot to say on just how popular the new Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ is at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 12:46 PM

Recognized for being the most popular platforms for customization in their segment, the Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Jeep Wrangler and Ford F-Series trucks have each just won been awarded a SEMA “hottest car” award. 

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 |  Oct 22 2012, 2:11 PM

Rumors of a turbocharged Subaru BRZ are swirling around the internet, but would a turbo version even make sense?

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 |  Oct 18 2012, 7:50 PM

Each year, Scion hosts the Tuner Challenge pitting three of the nation’s top builders against one another to show off what its cars can do with some creativity and hard work. As the winner was announced at last year’s Tuner Challenge, Scion promised that it would deliver a trio of FR-S models for the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 18 2012, 8:01 AM

The annual SEMA Show is an exciting time for car tuners and enthusiast worldwide, as the aftermarket gets ready to unleash all of its newest products for today’s hottest cars. And what car is hotter this year than the Scion FR-S?

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 |  Oct 06 2012, 12:01 PM

It’s well documented just how great the Scion FR-S handles on the road and on the track, and those lucky enough to own one just know how fun it is to drive on a daily basis.

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 |  Oct 03 2012, 3:10 PM

The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are undoubtedly great sports cars, but not every owner has been able to enjoy them as much as they’d like. Many owners have taken to the Internet to express complaints regarding a check engine light, slip light, and idle issue on their new cars.

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 |  Jul 23 2012, 4:32 PM

Scion’s latest ad for its FR-S sports coupe shows more than the car’s backside sliding out around corners, though that’s there too. It give an x-ray view of the boxer engine at work. 

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 |  Jul 10 2012, 10:01 AM

Subaru knew that the BRZ would not sell as well as the Scion FR-S just based on price, but now it looks like the pricing of the FR-S is forcing some Subaru dealers to offer incentives. 

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 |  Jun 22 2012, 1:01 PM

NASCAR driver, Joey Logano is used to his Toyota Camry he drives in the Sprint and Nationwide series, but he was recently offered some lessons in drifting in the FR-S with Forumla Drift champ, Ken Gushi.

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 3:45 PM

Scion recently released a video explaining one of the key components to its new FR-S rear-drive sport coupe: the torsen limited-slip differential. 

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 8:01 AM

No real surprise here, but the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S were the fastest selling cars in the month of May, sitting on dealership lots an average of four and five days, respectively, before turning over to their joyful new owners.

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 |  Jun 12 2012, 3:15 PM

Set to take place in Canada, the Scion Tuner Challenge, FR-S Edition, will feature three professional tuning teams with free reign to tweak one of the new sports cars to compete against the other two teams.

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 |  Jun 08 2012, 12:53 PM

Despite being co-developed by Toyota and Subaru, both brands with solid reputations for reliability, the Scion FR-S might be running into problems a week after its official release.

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 |  Jun 07 2012, 9:36 AM

Just days after its release, Scion has issued a recall for the brands newest baby, the FR-S. 

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 |  Jun 05 2012, 6:01 PM

Once again, Scion has released some footage of the ever popular FR-S, the new affordable car that claims to ‘bring sport back to the car’ in this latest commercial.

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 5:43 PM

Toyota is launching the GT 86 and Scion FR-S around the world and Indonesia’s release took place last Friday to the tune of a couple smoking tires.

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 |  Jun 04 2012, 1:43 PM

This is it: the wildly-anticipated Scion FR-S is arriving at dealers nationwide today, at least in theory. There won’t be any of them actually sitting on the lot waiting for a buyer.

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 |  May 31 2012, 12:31 PM

After recently announcing a sponsorship of Canadian drifter Pat Cyr, Scion has released a video of the professional taking the FR-S on the track for some tire burning action. 

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