Showing posts in the category of Scion FR-S

Watch This Wild 600HP Scion FR-S Drift Up A Terrifying Vermont Mountain Pass


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Formula Drift racing driver Ryan Tuerck goes way sideways in a sick 600hp Rocket Bunny Scion FR-S up an impossibly narrow mountain pass located in Vermont.

The video is the seventh episode of the third season of Tuerck'd, a web show that showcases the many tire-shredding exploits of Ryan Tuerck.

2017 Nissan Silvia Based On IDx Rumored To Rival Scion FR-S


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Nissan is allegedly reintroducing the iconic Silvia sports car to rival the Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ triplets, says an unofficial source (read: unreliable source). According to Motoring.com, the new Nissan Silvia will be based on the Nissan IDx concept and is slated for a late 2017 release.

Scion Boss Says FR-S Convertible and Turbo Engine Not Happening


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If you had high hopes for Scion, and consequently, Toyota and Subaru, releasing convertible and turbocharged versions of their FR-S, GT 86 and BRZ sports car, consider them dashed.

Cosworth Launches Power Packages for Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ


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There’s probably not a single automotive reviewer out there that didn’t at one point comment that the Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S need (and could handle) more power.

Now, Cosworth has announced two power packages for the Subaru-developed FA20 engine, the more potent of which pushing the horsepower up to 280.

Scion FR-S Gains Targa Version for SEMA


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Scion’s biggest surprise for this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas is by far the FR-S T1 targa top version, built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs.

Next-Gen Toyota GT86 Hinted at in New Report


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As unlikely as it seemed at first, Toyota and Subaru really did come together to create what is proving to be quite a popular affordable sports car.

Toyota’s side of the deal meant it could sell considerably more cars than Subaru, so the latter could have felt wronged; it didn’t and according to a report, the two manufacturers will stay together for the creation of the next-gen interpretation.

Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 Arrives in US Dealerships with a $29,990* Price Tag


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As far as limited series vehicles go, 1,500 units is a rather big number, but given that the Scion FR-S is an affordable, mass-produced sports car, Toyota thought 1,500 is exclusive enough.

How Toyota and Subaru Arrived at the GT86 / BRZ Project


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Thanks to the collaboration between Toyota and Subaru, the affordable rear-wheel drive coupe is a reality once again, much to the delight of gearheads everywhere.

IIHS Crashes Small Cars with Greatly Varying Results


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It goes without saying that, one of today’s cars’ selling points is safety. However, since it’s no longer just about the passive stuff (crumple zones, seatbelts), and the active (sensor-assisted, self-braking, self-steering) end of the spectrum is where it’s at, the concept itself has become far more nuanced.

Mystery Toyota GT 86 Prototype with Carbon Fiber Hood, Roof and Boot Spied on the 'Ring


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We'll cut straight to the chase here. A new Toyota GT 86 prototype covered in carbon fiber begs the question whether the Japanese firm is working on a track-focused, lightweight edition of the coupe without any changes under the hood or a true high-performance version for the road.

Toyota May Leave Subaru in the Dust for BMW Sports Car Partnership…Maybe


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The Toyota/BMW partnership is a wonderful thing to enlightened enthusiasts. Two storied makes (that have lost some petrolhead respect over the years) working together to build fast, exciting, likely hybrid, maybe front-engine, maybe mid-engine, perhaps Porsche-rivaling sports cars? Sign us all up. If any of the rumors are true. Or maybe it would be terrible. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t actually know.

2015 Scion FR-S Gets Shark-Fin Antenna, Plus Minor Suspension and Cosmetic Updates


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Following in the suit of the 2015 Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ, Scion has applied the same line of updates to its North American FR-S coupe.

Scion FR-S Turbo Four-Door Purportedly Detailed via Unofficial Source


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In spite of previous rumors that have so far proven untrue and slightly incredible, there’s still talk of adding a second set of doors to the Scion FR-S (and we assume the other two differently badged models too). Rumor has it, that it will happen, sometime in 2016.

Racy Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 with TRD Tidbits Debuts in New York


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Scion unveiled the FR-S Release Series 1.0 alongside the xB RS 10.0 at the New York International Auto Show today, with the FR-S RS 1.0 drawing on track heritage and the expertise of Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

BBR Mazda MX-5 Turbo or TRD-Tuned Toyota GT86?


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Both the Mazda MX-5 and Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S) suffer from having too little power, whichever one you go for. This is apparent whatever sporty car you climb out of before driving either of them, but as the EVO video posted below tries to illustrate, there’s no harm in trying to improve these cars to really make the best of their chassis.

What Would You Say to a BMW 4-Series Compact and a Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S Shooting Brake?


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Here are two somewhat related design proposals, in the sense that they're both three-door versions of existing, rear-wheel drive coupes.

Beginning alphabetically with the BMW, design X-Tomi envisioned a remake of the 3-Series Compact model based on the latest 4-Series Coupe.

How Does the Alfa 4C Stack Up Against the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S and Porsche Cayman?


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As the newest arrival and first sensibly priced (affordable might be kind of a stretch) rear-wheel driven Alfa Romeo since, well, the days of the Spider in the 1990s, the new mid-engine 4C has attracted some well-deserved attention from the press and gearheads alike, but does it make the cut against the competition?

Scion Readies New FR-S and tC Monogram Series Editions for Detroit Show


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We all like some added features at a lower cost when buying a car, and these usually come in the form of so-called special editions. Scion is certainly no stranger to this type of marketing promotion to increase sales, and at the upcoming 2014 Detroit motor show, it will debut the limited run Monogram Series for the tC and FR-S coupes.

Scion FR-S or Toyota GT 86 Rendered as a Four-Door Coupe


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We've already explained our thoughts regarding all those rumors about a four-door sports sedan or four-door coupe, if you prefer, version of the current Scion FR-S, Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ triplets (Subaru, which builds all three cars, has even dismissed a convertible edition), but the design community isn't subject to any restrictions whatsoever when it comes to imagining future models.

What's Going on Between Toyota and Subaru on the Convertible Version of the GT-86/FR-S/BRZ?


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Doesn't it strike you as odd that Toyota would go gone into all that trouble creating multiple editions of the FT-86 Open concept in both left and right drive, if it has no plans to build a convertible edition out of its Scion FR-S and Toyota GT 86 models?