Scion unveils 2013 FR-S sports coupe
After a lengthy build-up, Scion has finally revealed its FR-S sports coupe.
Toyota's Scion division has officially pulled the sheet on the production version of its FR-S coupe. Look for the FR-S - which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport - will arrive in Scion dealerships this spring.
Inspired by Toyota's legendary 2000GT, the FR-S' exterior is highlighted by a low-slung roofline and wide stance. Scion says the goal of the FR-S was to achieve "Pure Balance," which is exemplified by the car's 53:47 front-to-rear weight ratio and low center of gravity.
As previously detailed, the FR-S receives its power from a Subaru-sourced 2.0L flat-four engine. By utilizing both direct and port injection, Scion is able to squeeze 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque from the relatively small engine.
That power is sent to the FR-S' rear wheels via a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The latter features steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and rev-matching. A limited-slip differential is included with both transmissions.
Scion went to great lengths to keep the FR-S as light as possible, which explains why the automaker opted for a traditional trunk rather than a heavier hatchback. The FR-S also comes equipped with an aluminum hood and a sunroof isn't even on the car's option list. The FR-S rolls on light-weight 17-inch wheels.
Scion hasn't announced EPA numbers for the FR-S, but promises "impressive fuel economy."
The 2013 Scion FR-S will make its public debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.