Tuners Rapidly Embracing New Toyota GT 86 – Videos

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It’s not often that a game changing sports car comes out onto the market. The Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S is exactly that, and it’s clear that tuners and aftermarket product manufacturers are just as excited for the platform as automotive enthusiasts are.

There’s little to no doubt in our minds that the Scion FR-S will be a huge hit – you can read our review here – and the aftermarket will only make the vehicle better. Tuners in Japan have already been hard at work since they got their hands on the GT 86 earlier than America. But the Scion Racing / GReddy drift Scion FR-S driven by Ken Gushi (pictured above) looks ready to rock into action at the Long Beach season opener.

We’ve also already seen D1 GP drifter Max Orido with his IS-F powered GT 86. While both those cars are great to check out, they’re mainly unobtainable by the average FR-S enthusiast. What’s more exciting is to see what some of the other tuners have in the works for styling and performance accessories. So sit back and peruse the gallery as well as the videos after the break to get some inspiration on building your own FR-S.

GALLERY: Custom Toyota GT 86s / Scion FR-S

[Source: Jon Sibal]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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