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Scion FR-S Speedster - Just a dream?
Scion and Subaru teamed up to develop a new sports car. The Scion version is known as the FR-S. Now Toyota has introduced an open top version, at this time only a one-off, the FR-S Speedster. It will be on display and act as the Grand Marshall vehicle at the 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IZOD Indy Car Race.
Shades of the MR2-Spyder only better! I'm not usually a drop-top guy but please Scion, make it real. The Scion FR-S Speedster is one cool car. Here's the specs of the one-off:
Scion FR-S Speedster Specifications
Length 166.7 in.
Width 69.9 in.
Height 40.2 in.
Wheelbase 101.2 in.
Flat 2.0L boxer engine
Maximum output 200hp @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque 151 lb.-ft @ 6,600 rpm
TORCO Synthetic SR-5 Racing Oil
GReddy SP Elite Exhaust System
Chassis / Suspension:
KW Suspensions Clubsport Coilovers (independent rebound and compression adjustability)
Wilwood SUPERLITE 6-piston radial mount calipers in custom red on 13”