2013 Scion FR-S review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 3 December 2011 , 09:12:44 byVeronica

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Scion FR-S

Featuring a lightweight design that achieves a ,,Pure Balance,, together with a low center of gravity, the 2013 Scion FR-S was unveiled to a crowd of enthusiasts. Its name FR-S stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive and Sport, providing an exceptional blend of handling, balanced performance, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising MPG. Jack Hollis, Scion vice president, stated that Scion was always experimenting new things, serving as a laboratory for Toyota and it would undoubtedly expand Scion into a new dimension of driving performance. The car receives a dynamically favorable front-to-rear weight ratio of 53:47 from the engine's compact size and flat shape which allow it to be mounted mid-ship and extremely low. The joint development between Subaru and Toyota resulted in this 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which raises an impressive output of 200 HP and 151 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic which gives aggressive up shifts and sporty rev-matched down shifts that are initiated by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The combination of compact size and lightweight design gives the car the ability to be nimble and quick into and out of corners. Speed is monitored by both digital and analog gauges. All four corners have ventilated disc brakes and lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels and the dynamically tuned suspension setup matches the low weight. The eye-catching exterior reflects the inner power, showing a Toyota 2000GT-inspired profile and an aerodynamic shape that channels air cleanly over to the top. The rear fascia features aerodynamic lower treatments that surround the sporty dual exhaust system with the muscular design finished by center-mounted backup lights. The 2+2 seating configuration of the interior was designed with both function and form in mind, ensuring great comfort due to the front seats which were mounted extremely low, while flexible space was created by the rear seat.