Toronto, ON – Scion’s high performance compact rear-wheel drive sports car will be available for sale this spring at a  Canadian manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $25,990. When equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission that features paddle shifters and rev-match technology the MSRP is $27,170.

“Scion’s goal was to achieve “Pure Balance” by designing a lightweight sports car with a low centre of gravity that also includes the world’s only boxer engine that uses Toyota’s D-4S direct and port injection system,” said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Scion in Canada. “Add to this, the FR-S delivers exceptional performance and handling and a high level of style, and we’ve created a car that is fun to drive and offers a true sports car driving experience.”

The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; is Scion’s definition of an authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising fuel efficiency.

Inspired by the AE86, the FR-S is designed around the core goal of achieving “Pure Balance.” The balance begins with the strategic use of the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. The engine’s compact size and flat shape allow it to be mounted mid-ship and extremely low, giving the car a dynamically favourable front-to-rear weight ratio of 53:47 and a low centre of gravity comparable to some exotic supercars.

The FR-S’s 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine is the result of a joint development between Toyota and Subaru. The partnership begins by combining Subaru’s newly developed, horizontally opposed engine and Toyota’s  D-4S injection system that incorporates both direct and port injection. The D-4S system, partnered with a high 12.5:1 compression ratio, results in an impressive 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.

The flat-four mates with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. Power is transferred to the pavement via a standard Torsen® limited-slip differential.  The coupe’s weight is kept to a minimum by utilizing a lightweight aluminum hood, a solid roof, and by featuring a trunk design instead of a hatchback.

The FR-S low weight is matched with a dynamically tuned suspension setup consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone system in the rear. Lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels and ventilated disc brakes are standard on all four corners.

The FR-S will be available in seven colours including Raven, Asphalt, Hot Lava, Argento, Ultramarine, Firestorm and Whiteout.

The FR-S’s interior includes a four-person seating configuration. The front seats feature deep bolsters and are mounted extremely low, while the rear seat folds down flat, creating flexible space. The large centre-mounted tachometer is the focus of the three-gauge cluster and features a programmable shift-indicator, informing the driver of the engine’s vitals.  Speed is monitored by both digital and analog gauges. The FR-S features a sporty leather-trimmed steering wheel that has both tilt and telescopic adjustment.

The FR-S will come standard with an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 160-watt maximum output Pioneer™ audio system and an Auxiliary Input Jack. Standard features also include Bluetooth® connectivity that allows both hands-free phone connection as well as streaming audio capability.


Scion FR-S Preliminary Specifications
 
Length mm (in.)
4,235 (166.7)
Width mm (in.)
1,775 (69.9)
Height mm (in.)
1.285 (50.6) (not including antenna base)
Wheelbase mm (in.)
2,570 (101.2)
Tread mm (in.)
Front
1,520 (59.8)
Rear
1,540 (60.6)
Seating capacity
4
Engine
Total displacement
1,998 cc
Type
Horizontally opposed four-cylinder, D-4S injection, DOHC
Bore × stroke
86 × 86 mm.
Maximum output
200hp @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque
151 lb.-ft. @ 6,600 rpm
Transmission
6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters
Driveline
Rear-wheel drive
Suspension
Front
MacPherson struts
Rear
Double wishbone
Brakes
Front
Ventilated Disc
Rear
Ventilated Disc
Tires
Front
215/45R17
Rear
215/45R17
Fuel tank
50 Litres (11 gallons)
Fuel
Premium Unleaded

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