2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Battle of the Acronyms

July 13, 2012


Next week kicks off the second annual Kulinary Mille. I noted a few weeks back that I was planning on taking our long-term NSX. I've had a change of heart.

I still have plenty of love for the NSX, but I simply can't get enough of the FR-S right now. Add that to the fact that the Scion has a functioning stereo with iPod integration and is less likely to leave me stranded somewhere near Maricopa, and this was a no-brainer for me.

Last year, I took our Mustang GT, and it held its own against a collection of Bentleys, Ferraris, AMGs and a Corvette ZR1. I'm confident that the FR-S will be able to set a respectable pace in the canyons, but it'll be clearly outclassed on the highway. And that's fine by me; I'll let them clear the road of Highway Patrolmen as I cruise at sensible speeds.

The Mille starts at the Petersen Automotive Museum Thursday morning and finishes at the Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills on Sunday. I won't be there for the whole tour, but I'll certainly have my fill of fuel and food.

I'll be tweeting from the road when I have a chance to stop. Follow me, won't you? @Mark_Takahashi

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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