Scion FR-S (Previously Toyota FT-86). Source: Autoblog/Car And Driver.


The 47 Ronin
I've been keeping up with the updates on this car and I'm very excited to hear about this. I pray and I mean PRAY they decide to put in a turbo motor. Also, considering it'll be the boxer engine platform I'm sure they'll surprise us with maybe the STi motors I hope. I already have half the downpayment (of whats currently listed of under $30k). I'll have a hard time choosing colors though haha most likely black or white.

Pictures through out the thread and at the bottom.

Also, a photochop of what I kinda want mine to look like will be up in a bit

Source: Autoblog New York 2011: Scion FR-S Concept is
Another auto show, another version of Toyota and Subaru's joint partnership rear-wheel-drive sports car. We saw Toyota's FT-86 II concept in Geneva earlier this year, along with the chassis for Subaru's version of the car. Now here in New York, Scion has taken the wraps off of its FR-S, a sexy little number that rides on this same platform.

FR-S, which stands for "front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sport," (or "friggin' really sweet," according to Jack Hollis, Scion's vice president) is the automaker's homage to the infamous AE-86 Corolla – a car that was highly praised for its lightweight body and superb balance without having to churn out a ton of power. Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter Boxer flat-four mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The FT-S rides on sharp 20-inch wheels, hiding an absolutely monstrous set of 18-inch carbon ceramic brake rotors that are fixed to the wheels like a motorcycle. Don't count on those making production...

Hollis says that the FR-S' design is inspired by the legendary Toyota 2000GT, and we can even see a bit of Lexus LF-A in the angular shapes that blend with sleek curves. This is one hot concept, and we're told that it previews a new addition to the Scion family coming in 2012. (Yeah, we know.)

Enough with the drooling. Just give us the production car.

See the sexy FR-S for yourself in our high-res image gallery below, and hit the jump for Scion's official press release.

Source: Car and Driver

Whether you call it the Subelica or the Celibaru, Toyota’s version of the new rear-drive 2+2 sports coupe being co-developed with Subaru and codenamed the FT-86 will land in the U.S. as a Scion.

Blazing red, with a gaping maw and atomic-insect headlights, the two-door Scion FR-S (which means Front-engine, Rear-wheel-drive, Sport—woo, clever!) may represent a sort of defibrillator to the chest of Toyota’s youth division, where sales remain lackluster since the 2007 redesign of the xB and 2008 introduction of the xD. The tC was re-skinned this year, but looks starkly similar to the outgoing car. Also coming to Scion showrooms in July is a three-door mini-car called the iQ.

Just a clay model with no interior right now, the FR-S is currently slated to arrive in Scion showrooms in mid-2011, although the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan have thrown Toyota's product timing into chaos. As Scion is strictly a North American brand, a Toyota-badged version will launch simultaneously in Europe and Asia. Expect that car and the production Subaru version to show up at this fall's Tokyo show.

DI for the Flat-Four

With a length of 168.2 inches and a wheelbase of 101.2 inches, the FR-S is one to two inches shorter in both measurements than the last-generation Celica. Its 2.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-four engine—sourced from Subaru—uses Toyota’s D4-S fuel-injection system, which features both port- and direct injection and switches between them to optimize efficiency.

Horsepower figures were not quoted, but with direct injection in the mix to help boost specific output, the engine should be good for at least 200 hp. Toyota says the mounting of the flat-four low and behind the front axle will keep the center of gravity down and centered for better handling. It also helps front-to-rear weight distribution.

Buyers will have a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. A limited-slip differential will be standard. It’s hard to say how much of the FR-S is real (the roof, doors, hood, and trunk are probably production-spec) and how much is auto-show glam. The staggered-width wheels by Five Axis—20 x 8.5-inchers in front and 20 x 10.5 in rear—are certainly show-stand parts that won’t make it to production. The exaggerated rear undertray with dual exhaust “exits”—read: one exhaust, two tailpipes—also may be extra makeup for the show.

The arrival of the FT-86 as a Scion surprised some (especially if they had been under a rock for the last week), but division vice president and general manager Jack Hollis says the car was slated to be a Scion early in its development. It definitely represents a commitment by Toyota to the floundering brand.

The production FR-S will have narrow fenders, but likely will be similar in overall styling to this concept. According to Hollis, the car has undergone a styling makeover since Toyota president Akio Toyoda declared last year that the company's styling is too staid, and that it should be more passionate. An FT-86 concept shown at the 2009 Tokyo auto show had more slab-like sides and a less-aggressive face. Also, the FR-S's rear end draws strongly from the Lexus LF-A supercar, a characteristic not on the original FT-86 show car.

Hunting Hyundai and Ford

The Scion tC starts at $18,995, and Hollis tells us that the FR-S will definitely launch above that car but below $30,000, depending on how Scion equips it at launch. Scion's pattern has been to load its cars up with standard features, and Hollis says the FR-S will arrive as a single trim level with lots of included goodies. A sunroof won't be one of them, though, as the car wasn't designed to have one. The pricing and drivetrain layout will put it in direct competition with the Hyundai Genesis coupe (base price: $23,100) and domestic competitors such as the V-6–powered Ford Mustang ($22,995).
Red FR-S

Black FR-S

My photochops as of now because its 6am in Texas and I work in a couple hours.

My shop:

2nd view:

My shop:


The 47 Ronin
The ride is sick. I've also been keeping up with this. but for the engine? the price tag is NOT worth it. at all.


The 47 Ronin
Yeah, I definitely agree with you on that note. Honestly I'm willing to cash this out around $30k if it came with the STi's 2.5 turbo engine.


The 47 Ronin
yeah your paying for the looks for sure. and fuck me running.. it looks like a goddamn super car. If I were to go talk to a scion dealer though about this purchase and they open the hood for me to find somethin under 200hp. I'd spit in there face for 30k. sti 2.5t with a good suspension, and depending on what the weight of the car is. I will gladly throw down 30k.


The 47 Ronin
No doubt this car will weigh around the 3200-3600lb lol, but for $30k I think this car deservers sti 2.5t motor, Bilstein spring and shocks (maybe asking for too much).

If it's going to be that dinky 200hp n/a motor. This car better damn well be under $20k because I'll just spend the other $10k on the first LSx swap on this car haha =D. Nothing like American muscle motors <3.


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I also updated my first post with my chops. I need to work on them some more tomorrow after work. I'm so pumped for this car!


The 47 Ronin
The design of the car is worth the engine swap. For looks, this car deserves to be pushing 7-800hp. This would look good in a Matte black as well. nice pics


The 47 Ronin
Exactly! Maybe this will be the closest car (looks wise) I get to the LF-A lol. This car is a little too sharp and high for me. The pictures will not reflect on how low/high mine will be in person lol I will make sure I make it extra inconvenient for me to drive around lol...
I will stick to my 2,600 pound 240sx with LS1!! I'm 100% sure if out performs this car in every way.....excluding comfort. That is, if you like sitting in racing seats XD

Oh, and riding on Tein coilovers....that use to be on Ross Petty's Formula D S13. In other words for people that don't know what I'm saying, it feels like riding in a go-kart....a really fast one.