2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test


2013 Scion FR-S: Shape Association

June 25, 2012

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If you haven't guessed by now, our Scion FR-S is quickly becoming my favorite long-termer. It's a hoot to drive and looks sharp, but there are two shapes that remind me of other items that hold a special place in my heart.

First, it's that triangle taillight pictured above. Right off the bat, it reminds me of my Yamaha R1. Yes, other sportbikes have a triangle light, but this one is mine.


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It also reminds me of Iron Man's Arc Reactor in the second movie and the Avengers. Sweet (if I grow up, I want to be Tony Stark).


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Then there's this vent in the dash.

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Now, it's not the same shape, but something about it reminds me of the vent on the hood of my Thunderbird. Perhaps I'm stretching now.


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Then again, it also reminds me of the laser thing on the original War of the Worlds spacecraft.

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This wasn't the most in-depth post on the FR-S, I know, but for some reason I couldn't get these shapes out of my head. Alright, I'm done now.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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