2013 Scion FR-S: FR-S on GMR. With Supercharger
July 31, 2013
Our 2013 Scion FR-S has a supercharger.
I already liked this corner-carving machine before. It's superbly-balanced with spot-on steering and plenty of grip thanks to our long-termer's wider, stickier tires.
Now that it has honest power, everywhere on the tach, I like it even more.
I took the FR-S forced-induction edition on one of my favorite twisty bits of pavement (Glendora Mountain Road) over the weekend. It was a blast.
The Innovate Motorsports supercharger doesn't pack on so much zip that it completely changes the FR-S. Rather, it better taps into the fantastic abilities of its chassis.
And it means when you exit a low-speed corner, powerslides are easier to come by. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and wager that we're going to start burning through rear tires a lot more quickly.
Somebody, give Engineering Editor Jay Kavanagh a double high-five for (finally) making this happen.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 20,279 miles