Scion FR-S Redefines Sex Appeal [2011 NYAS] VIDEO

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Easily the most anticipated debut of the 2011 New York Auto Show, Scion has just released its new FR-S Concept, based on the Toyota FT-86.

Powered by a boxer 4-cylinder donated by Subaru, but using a Toyota direct-injection system Scion is promising sufficient power with “surprising” fuel economy.

Described by Scion boss Jack Hollis as the perfect car for weekend warriors, auto-crossers, drifters and track junkies, the FR-S promises an even mixture of balance, manageable power and light weight in this front-engine, rear-drive package. Helping keep in control of the vehicle, the FR-S concept does come equipped with a limited slip differential.

Based on the Toyota FT-86 II Concept, the Scion model does away with some of that cars more extravagant design features to find a perfect medium between it and the original FT-86.

Toyota’s version of the car is expected to be unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show this Fall and Scion will deliver a production version of the FR-S to dealers next year!


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See video of the FR-S after the jump:

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="">Twitter.</a>

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  • News Staff News Staff on Apr 29, 2011

    Adam: You are CRAZY! The RX8 looks like a hunk of rotary trash next to this piece of art.

  • Stumblin Stumblin on May 02, 2011

    Well, this certainly doesn't suck as much at the other Scions however, the design is still pretty uninspired. It looks like an RX8 with random angles thrown onto the body like the Hyundai's. I wish Scion would just stop being made,they're an embarrassment to automobiles.