Scion FR-S Concept Is a Futuristic Kind of Funky

Another big auto show, another version of the Toyota/Subaru sportscar, and with New York winding down a bit after most of what had to bee seen was revealed, we thought we’d take the time to take a second look at what is in our opinion one of the best looking car there.

If the pictures of that red rocked-car we provided you with weren’t enough, than Scion has also released a short video, proving a walk around the concept. The FR-S, which stands for "front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sport," is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter Boxer flat-four mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The FT-S sits on a set of massive 20-inch wheels, hiding an absolutely monstrous set of 18-inch carbon ceramic brake rotors that are fixed to the wheels like a motorcycle. We can’t expect those ever making it into production, but they look really cool.

"Scion is always experimenting with new things,"
said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. "The brand is iconic with the xB, adrenalized by the tC, and groundbreaking with the iQ. The FR-S will expand the brand into yet another new dimension that I know it is truly destined for."

The FR-S’ boxer engine incorporates Toyota's D4-S injection system, which utilizes both direct and port injection, resulting in increased horsepower and torque throughout the entire powerband, without sacrificing MPG, according to the manufacturer at least.

"Akio Toyoda has mentioned that he is going to bring the fun-to-drive spirit back to Toyota," Hollis said. "I know that the Scion FR-S Concept is one of the ways that he plans to accomplish that." That day can’t come soon enough!
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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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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