Showing posts in the category of Scion FR-S

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?

Oh, No or Who Cares? A Toyota AE86 Cemetery in Japan


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The memories of the original AE86 generation of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno are slowly drifting way with each generation of new drivers, but the spirit of the "Hachi-roku" lives on in its spiritual successor, the Toyota 86 (also badged as the Toyota GT 86, and of course, as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ).

Which is More Fun on the Track: Toyota GT86 or Ferrari F12Berlinetta?


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This should be a no-brainer; which is more fun to drive, the 730hp V12-powered Ferrari F12Berlinetta or the 197hp 4-cylinder Toyota GT86? Although both are front engined, rear-wheel drive sports cars, they couldn’t be more different. One is a very expensive, extreme Italian exotic and the other is an affordable, highly controllable sports coupe.

Dubai Motor Show Teases Toyota GT-86 Sedan with Amateur Photoshop, Which Then Vanishes…


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All it takes is an amateur photoshop (we wouldn't be surprised if the above rendering was actually made with MS Paint…) and a Facebook posting for some to come out with grabby titles containing the words "official" and "confirmed".

Case in point, the Facebook page for the Dubai International Motor Show that posted the photo you see along with the claim that the Toyota GT86 Sports Sedan will have its "regional unveil" at the event held from November 5 to 9.

Nissan’s VP Says GT86/FR-S/BRZ Are "Midlife Crisis" Cars, Confirms New Coupe for Tokyo Show


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Nissan is preparing a rival for the Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ trio of rear-wheel drive sports cars which could be revealed as early as next month at the Tokyo Motor Show (November 22 – December 1), according to Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer who spoke to MotorTrend magazine.

Scion Unleashes Four FR-S and One xB Stretch Limo Concepts for SEMA


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If you're a fan of custom Scion cars, you'll be happy to know that the three 2014 tC concepts that we shared with you earlier today, won't be alone at next week's SEMA aftermarket show (November 5-8), as the Japanese firm has just confirmed five more studies, four of which are based on the ever so popular FR-S Coupe, and one on the xB tall compact hatch.

Is Report on Four-Door Toyota GT-86 and Scion FR-S Bull Caca?


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Did you read the latest report about Toyota allegedly giving the green light to a four-door version of the Toyota GT-86 and consequently, the Scion FR-S? Well if you didn’t, you can read all about it from the source, which is a one Peter Lyons from Australia's CarSales, as well as on a number of other sites that repeated the story such as Autoblog, Jalopnik, Motorauthority and Worldcarfans, just to mention a few.

These stories make for wonderful, eye-catching and viewer-engaging headlines, but one has to be cautious, and by that, I mean there are times when who's talking is as important as what they're saying. It all so happens that I made fun of an eerily similar story about a four-door coupe GT-86 back in 2010 (read our humorous post here - again I repeat, humorous, don't take it seriously…like some did at the time), which according to the author, should have been in showrooms…today.