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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

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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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 |  Oct 30 2013, 8:31 AM

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Nissan‘s answer to the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ is heading to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show for its public debut.

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 |  Oct 05 2013, 2:02 PM

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The Scion FR-S convertible has been delayed indefinitely, according to a recent report sourcing unidentified Toyota insiders.

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 |  Sep 09 2013, 8:31 AM

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Despite slumping sales, a U.S. Toyota executive has confirmed that the Scion brand won’t be seeing new models any time soon.

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 |  Sep 08 2013, 12:01 PM

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This week, sports car shoppers are out in full force if our most watched videos of the week are any indication. Viewers wanted to see if the 2013 Scion FR-S still lives up to its hype a year later, while Honda enthusiasts are still enjoying our Civic Si vs. Integra Type-R shootout.

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 |  Sep 04 2013, 8:06 PM

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Subaru bumped the price of its 2014 BRZ by $100 to $26,390, and the 2014 Scion FR-S will also see a modest bump of $80 to $25,335 including delivery.

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 |  Aug 24 2013, 3:03 PM

As great as the Subaru BRZ handles from the factory, a set of coilovers to give the sports car a lower stance and to enhance its handling capabilities was a top priority. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 21 2013, 4:45 PM

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It comes as no surprise to hear that Toyota is working to generate more power for its popular 86 model, known as the Scion FR-S in America. The latest report does, however, contradict past rumors of a turbocharged engine, instead pointing towards something larger under the hood.

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 |  Aug 19 2013, 5:01 PM

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At Toyota’s national dealer meeting in Atlanta this month, the Japanese automaker showed off a Scion FR-S convertible concept and a drawing of a subcompact crossover concept, hinting at things to come.

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 |  Aug 10 2013, 12:00 PM

Naming the Scion FR-S was AutoGuide‘s 2013 Car of the Year wasn’t enough for the enthusiasts in our building. Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad bought one, and now it’s my turn to get its counterpart into the stable – the Subaru BRZ.

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