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 |  Jul 08 2014, 9:30 AM

FRS COMP Flattened

AutoGuide hot-shoe Dave Pratte is headed to Newfoundland, Canada in September, piloting a Scion FR-S with fellow Speed.Academy Editor Peter Tarach during the grueling Targa Newfoundland tarmac rally.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 7:50 AM

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When these spy photos hit our inbox, we were skeptical right away. 

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 |  Jun 24 2014, 7:15 AM

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The Scion FR-S will return to this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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 |  Jun 23 2014, 12:02 PM

 

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The opportunity for Toyota to lay with better bedfellows might mean and early death for Subaru’s BRZ sports car.

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10 Cars and 10 Laps at Road America

Driving impressions from the MAMA Spring Rally

 |  May 23 2014, 1:50 PM

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Track testing a car is one of the true joys of the job, but winding out 10 cars in one morning makes for a special day indeed.

And that’s just what we had the chance to do this week at one of America’s premiere regional events for auto journalists. Each year the Midwest Automotive Media Association holds its Spring Rally at one of the most impressive tracks in the country: Road America.

With over 90 different cars available to test, at least two dozen were available to be evaluated on the impressive and intimidating 4.048 mile track. Here are a few initial impressions from 10 different cars we were able to test, ranging from a Mazda3 to a Mercedes E63 AMG.

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 |  May 05 2014, 7:02 AM

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Rumors of the Scion FR-S (Toyota GT86) family growing are back on the table.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 1:44 PM

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What’s wrong with the Scion FR-S? According to one Nissan exec, it’s too slow.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 4:57 PM

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The Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are all the same car, but each is not created equal depending on where in the world they will be sold. 

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 |  Apr 19 2014, 9:29 AM

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We will get our first look into Scion‘s future at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 12 2014, 12:31 PM

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Scion is readying an even hotter version of its FR-S and it’ll be arriving this fall.

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 |  Apr 03 2014, 6:53 AM

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Toyota and Sony want you to relive your track experience in Gran Turismo 6, and has created the technology to do so.

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 |  Mar 07 2014, 4:44 PM

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Despite reports of unsatisfactory sales, Tetsuya Tada, lead engineer of the Scion FR-S, Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ took to Facebook to tease new updates to the rear-wheel drive sports-car.

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 |  Feb 19 2014, 8:44 PM

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Given how popular the Scion FR-S is with the automotive media, including ourselves, it might come as a surprise that sales of the sports car aren’t exactly impressive.

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 3:01 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 36


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Unlike past installments of Ask AutoGuide we’re taking a moment to help one of our own this week. Don’t like it? Well then, how about you send us some car-buying questions then? How’s that sound? In any event road-test editor Mike Schlee could use a new ride. He’s the proud owner of a first-generation Mazda Miata that’s sitting just shy of 200,000 miles.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 5:03 PM

86s Invade Tokyo Auto Salon


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If you thought the hype in Japan around the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ would die any time soon, think again. This year’s Tokyo Auto Salon continued to be packed with both makes, as the Japanese aftermarket continues to embrace the platform.

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 8:01 AM

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Toyota motorsports partner Gazoo Racing has fielded plenty of Toyota GT86s in different racing series around the world and now they’ve taken what they’ve learned and applied it to the street.

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 |  Dec 20 2013, 5:56 PM

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Rumors of a Scion FR-S sedan model have been floating around all year long but now they’re picking up steam, with the latest claiming that the car will arrive in 2016 with a turbocharged engine mated to a hybrid drivetrain. 

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 1:31 PM

Toyota-FT-86-Open-Concept-Live-Shots How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 11:05 AM

Toyota-FT-86-Open-Concept-Live-Shots

How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 8:01 AM

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Toyota Motorsport GmbH has revealed its GT86 CS-R3 rally car as part of its customer motorsport program.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:03 AM

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It may not have been as overwhelming as it was last year, but the Subaru BRZ and the Scion FR-S were still two of the most popular customized cars on display at the SEMA Show.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 8:13 PM

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An exciting collection of modified Scion FR-S vehicles are at the 2013 SEMA Show, headlined by a Supra-powered creation by GReddy and Scion Racing.

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 |  Nov 02 2013, 11:01 AM

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While there’s been speculation and rumors of Toyota expanding its GT86 (known as the Scion FR-S in North America) lineup to include a sedan model, there’s reason to believe just such a car will debut soon. Continue Reading…

 |  Oct 30 2013, 9:37 PM

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The three Tuner Challenge tCs won’t be the only cars filling up Scion’s booth this year at SEMA Show; five other modified Scions will also make their presence known including some wild FR-Ses.

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