toyota scion FR S
 
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apr 27, 2011

toyota scion FR S

toyota scion ‘FR-S’ concept sports coupe

at the new york auto show 2011, toyota scion debuted its ‘FR-S‘ (‘front engine, rear-wheel drive sport’) concept coupe, designed for driving enthusiasts and described by company representatives as being a close representation of a production sportscar the company will release in 2012.

three-quarters rear view

the sports coupe is the first boxer engine (a 2L four-cylinder) that incorporates toyota’s D4-S injection system, which uses both direct and port injection to increase horsepower and torque without decreasing fuel efficiency. the car will be offer either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, the latter of which features steering wheel paddle shifters.

citing the AE86 corolla as its design heritage, the ‘scion FR-S’ relies on lightweight design to offer efficiency alongside high quality performance. the use of a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration allows the engine to be mounted lower and set deeper into the 14-foot (4.3m) long car, providing a lower center of gravity and better front-to-rear weight ratio for improved handling.

front view

rear view

profile view

painted in a custom colour named ‘code red’, the car features a low hoodline with an aerodynamic roofline. a sharp, cut face features angled LED headlights; LEDs also illuminate the taillights and ‘scion’ logo. sporting 20×8.5-inch front and 20×10.5-inch rear wheels, the concept model features 18-inch carbon ceramic disc brakes affixed to the wheels, although the rotors are among the features expected to be cut for the production model.

additional view

detail of headlights

detail of taillights

detail view of the 20-inch wheels, with four-piston-caliper brakes clamping 18-inch carbon ceramic rotors, a feature not expected to make the production model based on the ‘FR-S’ concept

 

  • It’s the MAZDA school at Toyota.

    Sergiuss says:
  • and the Ferrari school too! 🙂

    carlito says:
  • Too much school and much too much

    Yam says:
  • The lines are pretty similar to the Toyota ft-86 II concept. I wonder if Toyota would release two cars that are so similar? Regardless I like where they are going!

    Tinj says:
  • Y La vedad que es muy parecio a los KIA New Cerato, Kouop y Optima es una mezcla, no es que sea fanatico de kia pero tiene casi todo de cada uno

    Chino81 says:
  • Tinj, the Toyota ft-86 is no longer. This IS the further design of that car (closer to production model). Also, the engine is at least partially coming from Subaru (Toyota owns part of Fuji Heavy Industries, Subaru’s parent company)

    ComDet says:
  • I agree with what Yam said!

    carlito says:
  • Its been long time now since the japs stoped whith those imaginationless and poor designs. Especially Mazda and Toyota produce great models showing the future. Thank the european designers who went there or the CEOs who bought those awesome designs from somewhere…

    Kostas K. says:
  • whats with everyones concept car lately looking like the mazda rx8???

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    mutz says:

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