Scion FR-S Concept | Preview

By - April 20th, 2011

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

It might be the Capital of Global Finance, the Capital of Media and Marketing, but for about 10 days in April every year, New York City becomes the Capital of Automobile. Setting the stage for the opening of 2011 New york International Auto Show, Scion unveiled the FR-S Sports Coupe Concept this afternoon. This front engine, rear-wheel drive concept is modern day interpretation of AE86 Toyota Corolla or Sprinter Trueno Hachi-Roku, the same vehicle immortalized in the popular manga/anime Initial-D. Though a similar concept, the Toyota FT-86, made its debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, the Scion FR-S on display in the Big Apple is the vehicle closest to production to date.

Filling a void left by Toyota Supra, the FR-S is to be powered by a 2.0-liter engine with Toyota D4-S injection system, one which switches between direct and port injection to save fuel without the sacrifice of performance, a lightweight and short wheelbase further enhance the vehicle performance. The Five Axis 20 x 8.5-inch front wheel, along with its wider 20 x 10.5-inch rear counterparts, allows a re-creation of your favorite scenes from Initial-D. However, the best feature of this concept will be its availability. Comparatively speaking, though underpowered to that of Lexus LFA super car, the Scion FR-S can still rack up plenty of excitement, that is if Scion decide to go ahead with production.

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

Scion FR S Concept | Preview

3 comments
Jim
Jim

Regarding Alex's comment. I have read elsewhere that the proce will be just about $25K but I would also like to have an optional V6 with around 300 HP. The boxer will only be around 200 HP. It is defibately an awesome looking car and will certainly take a closeer look when it become available

alex bellesia
alex bellesia

Sure is nice to see toyota come up handsome sport car. Please do not ruin it by putting anything bigger than the 2.0 liter. and around $ 25.000, With the price of gas going up will not make any sense..... If they want more balls they can buy the corvette. Hope to see you in the show room lex

Patrick
Patrick

I saw the FRS concept and FT-86, I hope to see the FRS built and no longer being a concept, then I'd like to own it! Having a Boxster engine is a plus. This means it won't just look good, It'll be real GOOD.