2012 SEMA ShowJust the Facts:
- A crazy paint job, super-sized rear spoiler and lots of power are some of the defining characteristics of a trio of 2013 Scion FR-S custom cars headed for the 2012 SEMA Show.
- The vehicles are dubbed the "Carbon Stealth FR-S," "FR-S GT," and "minty FReSh" FR-S.
- The cars were built for the Scion Tuner Challenge, an event that's become part of the SEMA tradition.
These cars were built for the eighth annual Scion Tuner Challenge, an event that's become part of the SEMA tradition.
Scion gave three U.S. tuners a $15,000 build budget and a 2013 FR-S to see who could build the coolest vehicle.
An independent judging company, Global Judging, will critique the submissions and Scion will announce the winner on October 31 at the 2012 SEMA Show. The winner gets a $10,000 grand prize.
The first vehicle was built by Chicagoan John Toca, and is called the "Carbon Stealth FR-S." The car combines "show" and "go" and features a Vortech supercharger, Cusco suspension, full body kit and KSport brakes. The interior is fully customized with Recaro seats, black Alcantara trim and a powerful Soundstream sound system with a custom trunk display.
Next up is California native Daniel Song's "FR-S GT." The first-time contestant wanted to focus on the performance of the car, so he strapped on a Vortech supercharger, Air Runner suspension and Brembo brakes. The coupe sits on SSR three-piece wheels and has a wide body kit with a huge spoiler out back. The inside gets a Sparco Competiton Circuit racing bucket seat and a variety of carbon-fiber trim.
Last up is the "minty FReSh" FR-S from Chris Basselgia. He added a crazy blue-green paint job, body kit, Eaton supercharger, stainless steel exhaust as well as an Airlift suspension. Neo Motorsports brakes sit behind Rotiform wheels wrapped in Falken tires, and the interior gets a solid JL Audio setup, leather upholstery and Nardi steering wheel with the NR-G quick-release system.
Edmunds says: The three contestants had a great tuning base to start with — and lots of play money.