2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Supercharger Whine (Video)

September 16, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

When we supercharged our long-term 2013 Scion FR-S, it did more than just change the driving dynamics. The car sounds different, too. There's a fun supercharger whine at wide-open-throttle, and the Greddy exhaust finally sounds like it should. Click through for a video.

When the car is at idle there's no discernible difference in sound. And even freeway speeds around 3,000 rpm there isn't any noise from the Innovate Supercharger (as expected). But when you bury your foot in the throttle the story changes entirely.

It takes a while to get used to the supercharger whine, but taking off from a stop light in the FR-S definitely puts a much bigger smile on my face now. For more photos and videos of our long-termers and much more, check us out on Instagram.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 21,100 miles

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