2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Retro Rockets

October 8, 2012

There are plenty of good reasons to love the FR-S's Apex RS Evolution Extreme catback exhaust that we've installed. For one, the engine sounds great even at 4,000 rpm, which is where you spend a lot of time with this car. With the stock exhaust, what you hear mostly is someone shaking a very large glass jar of machine screws under hood.

But for me, it's all about the blued titanium tips. You look down and see those and you can feel happy about the money you've spent. A performance car should look like it's been somewhere extreme and just returned, like a space capsule scorched on re-entry -- like Mercury astronaut John Glenn's Friendship 7 in all its retro-rocket, The Right Stuff glory.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 6,718 miles

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