Scion FR-S Speedster Revealed in California
Scion has revealed the speedster version of the FR-S roadster concept in California. The first pictures of the Scion FR-S roadster concept were released on the web. According to the Japanese automaker, this new model was built by a California-based company called Cartel Customs. The Scion FR-S is the “American” name for the Toyota GT86 which was officially unveiled to the public at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Cartel transformed the FR-S by removing the top from the car. Cartel installed a lower windshield and sloped side windows. The car was repainted without a body kit to prevent the FR-S from having body lines. The creators say that the Scion FR-S features a rear diffuser integrated into a redesigned rear bumper, a massive spoiler, a sporty rear deck lid and some tinted headlights.
The new model has an upgraded clutch, exhaust and suspension, larger 18×18 inch front and 18×9.5 inch rear wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes R888 tires, a 61-inch carbon fiber wing and a bespoke interior. The speedster version is powered by a 2.0-L four-cylinder engine with 200 hp and 205 Nm of torque. The interior of the car features center stack gauge clusters, a racer steering wheel and stitched leather everywhere. The Scion FR-S speedster will debut at the 2012 Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix next week.