The 2013 Scion FR-S high performance coupe is the 5th model to join the Scion lineup and will go on sale in spring 2012. The Scion FR-S is most inspired by the AE86 Corolla, known as the Hachi-Roku; “8-6” in Japanese, and designed to achieve “Pure Balance” start with the use of the flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear wheel drive configuration. The engine was mounted mid-ship and low, giving the car a front-to-rear ratio of 53:47 and low center gravity.
The 2.0 liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine on the Scion FR-S, which is the result of a joint development between Toyota and Subaru, produces 200 hp and 151 pound feet of torque. The engine can be mated with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Scion FR-S’s low weight is matched with a dynamically tuned suspension setup consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone system in the rear. Lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels and ventilated disc brakes are on all four corners.
The exterior highlights for the Scion FR-S include a hood and roof-line that is sleek and low, giving the car an aerodynamic shape that channels air cleanly over the top. The aggressive front fenders protrude upward and boast the ‘86’ piston emblem. The rear fascia sits low and wide, with aerodynamic lower treatments that surround the sporty dual exhaust system. Inside, the Scion FR-S features a 2+2 seating configuration.