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!