April 20, 2011 - New York - At the 2011 New York International Auto Show, Scion unveiled the rear-wheel drive FR-S Concept sports coupe today at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The concept, which sets out to stimulate the souls of true driving enthusiasts, will be at the Scion display through May 1. The Scion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept will inspire a new model coming to the Scion brand next year. Another auto show, another version of Toyota and Subaru's joint partnership rear-wheel-drive sports car. Now here in New York, Scion has taken the wraps off of its FR-S, a sexy little number that rides on this same platform. The Scion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept, stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, and Sport; is the definition of a genuine and compelling style rear-wheel-drive sports car, with exceptional balanced performance and handling, flexible utility and surprising MPG.
Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept Car“Scion is always experimenting with new things,” said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. “The brand is iconic with the xB, adrenalized by the tC, and groundbreaking with the iQ. The FR-S will expand the brand into yet another new dimension that I know it is truly destined for.” Hollis says that the FR-S' design is inspired by the legendary Toyota 2000GT, and we can even see a bit of Lexus LF-A in the angular shapes that blend with sleek curves. This is one hot concept cars, and we're told that it previews a new addition to the Scion family coming in 2012.
Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept CarScion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept is powered by 2.0-liter front boxer engine combined with a rear-wheel drive system. This 2.0-liter boxer engine is set up lower and further back to giving the car a lower center of gravity and a dynamically favorable front-to-rear weight ratio. This engine is the first boxer to incorporate Toyota’s D4-S injection system, an addition that results in both direct and port injection. All this means is that the Scion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept will get increased horsepower and torque without having to deal with the loss of fuel efficiency, a big plus when dealing with these mounting gas prices.
Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept CarScion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept, Inspired by the AE86, the FR-S is built around the core goal of achieving "pure balance," which begins with the strategic placement of a flat 2.0-liter boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. The engine's compact size and shape allows the FR-S' powertrain to be mounted lower and further back towards the rear, giving the car a lower center of gravity and a dynamically favorable front-to-rear weight ratio. The FR-S' naturally-aspirated engine is innovative, being the first boxer to incorporate Toyota's D4-S injection system, which utilizes both direct and port injection, resulting in increased horsepower and torque throughout the entire powerband, without sacrificing MPG.
Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept Car2011 Scion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept is available in six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission controlled by sporty shifts that are initiated by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The manual transmission offers quick and precise shifts with a short-throw, while the automatic transmission features aggressive. Power is distributed effectively via a limited-slip differential.
Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept CarThe front fenders protrude upward, making space for the massive monoblock Five Axis 20x8.5-inch wheels, while the muscular rear fenders are widened to house the 20x10.5-inch wheels, emphasizing the Scion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept' staggered stance and rear-wheel-drive setup.
Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept CarIn addition, the 2011 Scion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept is layered in rich coats of Code Red, the appropriately named color that consists of a custom blend of candy and a developmental additive from BASF called Mearlite SSQ. The estimated price for 2011 Scion Concept Car - FR-S Sports Coupe Concept is around $25K, which matches what Toyota’s version is rumored to cost.