This latest concept car from Toyota is surprisingly compact, with a wheelbase of 101.2, a height of 47.4 inches, and a total length of 168.2 inches from front to rear. Incorporating the D4-S direct and port injection system, the FR-S comes equipped with a 6 speed, 2.0 liter engine that promises to produce cleaner emissions and increased HP and torque. The Scion FR-S boasts of an impressive MPG rating that is almost totally unheard of among sports car models of its class.
The FR-S has a lower center of gravity enhanced by a compact engine, rear located power train and balanced distribution of front to rear weight. Incorporated into the FR-S are other essential mechanical details like four piston caliper brakes with carbon ceramic rotors, and limited slip differential gear arrangement. The FR-S comes in manual or paddle-shifted automatic transmission. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price will be announced soon.
Exterior and Interior Features
The Scion FR-S is inspired by the AE 86 Corolla or the Hachi-Roku, a powerful lightweight coupe introduced by Toyota in 1983; and the 2000GT, a limited edition, two-seater, hardtop coupe first introduced in 1967. The FR-S incorporates the 2000GT’s sleek, angular curves and the AE86’s lightweight design and excellent balanced performance.
This concept sports car will roll over the competition with its Five Axis 20 x 8.5 inch front wheels and 20 x 10.5 inch rear wheels accented by massive rear fenders. The roofline features an aerodynamic shape that facilitates smoother flow of air. The wide angular headlights and taillights are trimmed with LED lighting, emphasizing the car’s protruding fenders and other visually arresting features.
The car will be marketed in the US with prominently displayed Scion logo. To further highlight its sporty and bold design, the FR-S will be available in Code Red, a customized color blend of candy and Mearlite SSQ.