Scion FR-S SEMA Cars Unveiled Ahead of Show Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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Ahead of the 2012 SEMA Show, Scion held a private party in Los Angeles where the automaker unveiled its custom vehicles that are heading to Las Vegas this year. The trio of Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge vehicles were present, along with four other customized Scion FR-S models, all sporting a different theme.

Wanting to give enthusiasts a glimpse of the possibilities for the exciting and popular sports car, Scion teamed up with the nation’s top builders to show off the versatility of the FR-S and just how quickly the aftermarket has embraced it.

The seven projects that were unveiled ranged from mild to wild, street to track. Race-inspired track cars from Evasive Motorsports and Fatlace definitely garnered the most attention, while Daniel Song’s Scion FR-S GT looks to be an early crowd favorite in the Tuner Challenge competition given its extreme styling and true race theme.

That’s not to say the other two Tuner Challenge Scion FR-S cars should be taken lightly. Each one is filled with clean, tasteful modifications and immaculate paint jobs looking to set themselves apart from the crowd.

Cartel Customs brought out another Scion FR-S convertible, while the Meguiar’s Scion FR-S that we previewed earlier looked clean with its bright yellow paint and center-locking wheels. All in all, each builder took their own vision for the Scion FR-S and made it a reality, and this is just a small showing of what we can expect at this year’s SEMA Show from the FR-S crowd.

The winner of this year’s Scion Tuner Challenge will be awarded at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 30th.

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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 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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