- Scion unveils its 2013 FR-S sport coupe along with an FR-S racecar.
- The FR-S is based on the Toyota 86 sports car.
- Powering the FR-S is a Subaru-based 2.0-liter flat-4 engine that makes 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
DETROIT — Toyota formally unveiled the 2013 Scion FR-S — the U.S. sibling of the recently unveiled Toyota 86 sports car — along with an FR-S racecar jointly developed by Scion Racing and longtime Toyota tuner GReddy.
The 600-horsepower Scion FR-S racecar will compete in the 2012 Formula DRIFT series with veteran driver Ken Gushi at the wheel.
The 2013 FR-S coupe goes on sale this spring, although Scion is offering the chance to take delivery early with its First 86 program. Scion fans will have 8 hours and 6 minutes to put in their bids to be among the early buyers at www.ScionFirst86.com, starting at noon Eastern on January 12.
The 2013 FR-S hews closely to the specs of the Japan-market Toyota 86. Power is supplied to the rear wheels by a Subaru-based 2.0-liter direct-injected flat-4 engine rated at 200 hp and 151 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
The car rides on 215/45R17 performance tires.
A new feature is BeSpoke, a connected infotainment audio system powered by Pioneer's Zypr.
Edmunds.com says: Makes more sense for the Toyota brand than for Scion.