2012 Scion FR-S

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Description:
Pros:
  • Finally bringing back a real sports coupe with RWD
  • Exterior styling
Cons:
  • Haven't thought of any, yet
FR-S stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport. Pretty simple. Jack Hollis, VP of Scion, personally believes it should stand for Friggin’ Really Sweet, but the legal department at Toyota was NOT feeling the same way.

The FR-S will be a compact 2+2 sport coupe that sends its power to the rear wheels -- the first Toyota car to do so since the old MR2. Power is going to come from a new 2.0-liter horizontally opposed Boxer four-cylinder engine sourced from Subaru, which co-developed the FR-S.

Styling cues incorporate more than a few from the Lexus LF-A and Mitsubishi 2000GT. Because of this vertically compact engine design, the FR-S is not only able to have a sleek, low-slung hood but it also aids weight balance by placing the engine down and behind the front axle of the car. Available transmissions will be either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. A limited-slip differential will be a part of the standard equipment list.

The design goal was to produce a compact, affordable, practical, rear wheel drive coupe with real street cred. Pricing is expected to be very close to $25k.

 

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