Scion introduces FR-S Release SeriesWed, 23 Apr 2014
Scion introduced the first FR-S Release Series car, “drawing on track heritage and the expertise of Toyota Racing Development" at the New York auto show.
The biggest change on the FR-S Release Series is the custom-designed aerodynamic work, including the front lip, rear spoiler and side skirts. It also gets Toyota Racing Development quad exhaust, lowering springs and a smart key with push-button start. It’s covered in a coat of Yuzu exterior paint, which is a special option on the Release Series.
Power continues from the 2.0-liter boxer engine, making 200 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.
Other bits include the TRD steering wheel, TRD shift knob, black seats with T-pattern, HID headlights, dual auto air conditioning and a TRD logo cargo mat.
Only 1,500 examples will be produced. Each will feature a badge on the aluminum shifter surround plate noting the number.
The cars are expected to arrive in August, with a base price less than $30,000, according to Scion.
About the New York auto show
The 2014 New York auto show runs April 16-27 and is expected to attract a range of production and concept cars including the 2015 Mustang convertible, BMW M4 convertible and next Hyundai Sonata. Check out Autoweek's complete coverage at autoweek.com/new-york-auto-show.
By Jake Lingeman