Scion FR-S Drift Car Turns Rubber to Smoke With 600-HP: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Scion Racing has made its 2013 FR-S Drift Car official at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Less than a week ago, we spotted photos of the same car testing, and our assumptions proved correct: This is the Formula Drift race car for Ken Gushi and the 2012 drift season.

Built in collaboration with GReddy, the FR-S drift car will feature 600-hp and over 500 lb-ft of torque and is presumed to be turbocharged. That’s all the details Scion fed us with on the new drift car, but we’re sure we’ll be hearing more as the Formula Drift season opener on April 6-7th, approaches. But judging by its decals, it appears that the FR-S will operate with KW suspension and Gushi will be drifting on Hankook tires for the 2012 season. GReddy’s brake calipers peek behind the Rays wheels and there’s no doubt Cosworth had their hands in building the powerplant.

We can’t wait to see this thing go sideways.

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  • Goodone Goodone on Jan 10, 2012

    I wonder if this is really a stock FR-S engine. For some reason I highly doubt it. They don't have enough time to engineer and make stronger internals for the stock FR-S motor. I swear this is just a EJ swap.