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Gazoo Racing upgrades the Scion FR-S

Thu, 17 May 2012

Since the 2013 Subaru BRZ and the 2013 Scion FR-S met the public last month, all people want to talk about is when a turbo or supercharged version is coming out. It seems 200 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque just isn't enough.

Japanese firm Gazoo Racing decided not to wait for the factory and built a supercharged—and turbocharged—Toyota 86 (our Scion FR-S) that it's calling the Gazoo Racing Sport FR.

The result of the build is a power output of 320 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. That's more than enough to dominate the local Mazda guys at your home track, though you probably won't be in the same class, anymore.

The supercharger handles the boost in the low revs, while the turbocharger takes care of the power in the upper ranges. Gazoo also reprograms the engine-management software to make it work and adds a high-flow exhaust system.

Not content with leaving the body in stock form, Gazoo added a full bodykit, upgraded suspension, better brakes, lightweight wheels and a racing spoiler.

These parts probably won't be available from the factory. But since Toyota's TRD will race four cars in the upcoming N

By Jake Lingeman