EKanoo Scion FR-S with 2JZ Spits Huge Flames Though the Hood

Somehow, we never imagined that the coolest Scion FR-S in the world comes from the Emirates, not America or Japan. This monster of a car probably has four times the factory horsepower and spits flames through the hood. Sounds like a story!
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This is not a street car, but a dedicated drag racer. It belongs to the guys at EKanoo Racing. You might remember them from that horrible Lexus IS-F crash when the car flipped mid-air and went over the crash barrier.

In any case, we have to answer a very important question: how is it possible for the FR-S to shoot such a huge tower of flames through the hood? It's simple, as the 2-liter boxer engine from Subaru has been replaced by an almighty 2JZ conversion project.

It's fitted with all sorts of expensive parts, such as Precision 6262 Turbo, Hyper Tune Intake and a Custom 4 Row Intercooler. The exhaust has been piped straight through the hood of the car, and a huge bulge had to be created for clearance.

The last bit of info we have about the EKanoo FR-S is from 2013 and suggests it runs the quarter mile in 9.3 seconds while delivering about 700 rear-wheel-horsepower. However, it's probably even faster these days.

For the record, the Scion FR-S, Toyota GT 86 (which this actually is) and Subaru BRZ all come with a 2-liter boxer engine that is rated at 200 horsepower. However, dyno tests have shown it makes about 150 hp at the wheels. Installing a massive turbocharger is not possible and most supercharging attempts have stopped sky of 400 horsepower.


A video posted by Turbo Citys ®ðü (@turbocitys) on May 18, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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