Scion FR-S SEMA Show Concepts Showcase Extreme Style, Performance

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

Joining the trio of tCs will be four custom FR-S vehicles and a unique xB customized by Cartel Customs and Quality Coachworks. Headlining the FR-S creations is a drifting prototype by GReddy Performance and Scion Racing, giving us a preview of Ken Gushi’s car for the 2014 Formula Drift season. Featuring the second version of the popular Rocket Bunny kit, the FR-S features a GReddy turbocharged Supra engine that’s capable of pushing out 750 hp.

Scion Tuner Challenge tCs Unveiled Ahead of SEMA

Bulletproof Automotive will also be debuting its FR-S Concept One, featuring plenty of Varis goods from Japan. A handmade widebody conversion complements a rebuilt, turbocharged engine with 500 hp. Focusing more on style and individuality is the Steve Aoki Art Car FR-S that was designed by renowned DJ and producer Steve Aoki. The FR-S features a fully operational mixing station, a custom Pioneer sound system, a deck lid-mounted LCD display, a fog machine and strobe lighting. Lastly for the custom FR-S cars is the Urban GT Sport Coupe that sports a futuristic urban design incorporating comfort and technology with camera mirrors, custom leather interior and a unique body kit that truly transforms the exterior of the FR-S.

The sole xB that will be present at the Scion booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center this year will be the Strictly Business Cartel Scion xB that sports a custom mini-stretch, on-board WiFi hotspot, an Apple Mac Mini, wireless keyboard and mouse and hands-free mobile calling.

“The FR-S continues to be a SEMA favorite, and this year’s builds take the sports car in every direction,” said Steve Hatanaka Scion marketing and special events manager. “All the SEMA vehicles draw on the passions of our drivers. Urban dwellers, entrepreneurs and the high performance enthusiasts all will find a Scion to get excited about this year.”

GALLERY: GReddy x Scion Racing FR-S

GALLERY: Bulletproof FR-S Concept One

GALLERY: Steve Aoki Art Car FR-S

GALLERY: Strictly Business Cartel xB

GALLERY: Urban GT Sport Coupe FR-S

Discuss this story at our Scion FR-S Forum.

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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