Scion has introduced a car FR-S sports coupe concept at the show in 2011 New York International Auto Show. Scion FR-S Concept will inspire for new models coming to the Scion brand in 2012. Scion FR-S Concept, which stands for Front-engine, rear-wheel drive, which is an authentic sports car with an interesting style, perfectly balanced performance and handling, as well as utilities and MPG are surprisingly flexible.
“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.”
The Scion FR-S is a real “shoot” born into a long history of Toyota performance cars and motor sports. The sports coupe is most influenced by the generation of the Corolla AE86, better known as the Hachi-Roku inspired knowledge, ie “8-6″in Japanese. The front-engine, rear-drive coupe was balanced and properly, making it a good choice for car enthusiasts.
Inspired by the AE86 FR-S is built around the core target, “Pure Balance”, with the strategic placement of a flat 2.0-liter boxer engine in a front-engine, rear wheel drive configuration begins. The engine size and compact form, the Scion FR-S ‘powertrain is mounted lower and further back to back, giving the car a lower center of gravity and dynamic tariffs to rear weight ratio.
The fierce exterior of the Scion FR-S Concept is a good reflection of its inner power. The intimidating proportions of the concept give it a dominant stance that bleeds performance. The profile, inspired by the Toyota 2000GT, reveals a hood-line that is remarkably sleek and low, made possible by the boxer’s architecture. The low stance continues to exaggerate the FR-S’ menacing face, which is made up of sharp lines, a wide mouth and angular headlights that include bright LED clusters.
The solid panel roofline is sleek, lightweight and rigid, slotted with an aerodynamic shape that channels air cleanly over to the top. The front fenders protrude upward, making space for the massive monoblock Five Axis 20×8.5-inch wheels, while the muscular rear fenders are widened to house the 20×10.5-inch wheels, emphasizing the Scion FR-S Concept’ staggered stance and rear-wheel-drive setup.
The rear fascia sits low and wide, with extensive lower treatments that surround the dual exhaust exits and contribute to excellent aerodynamics. LEDs illuminate both the edgy taillights and the bold “SCION” logo. The concept features four-piston-caliper front brakes that clamp down on monstrous 18-inch annular carbon ceramic matrix rotors that are fixed to the wheels in a motorcycle-fashion.
The Scion FR-S 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.
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