In the same week that the first prototype for Subaru’s highly-anticipated BRZ STI were spotted
, Toyota’s in-house performance division TRD has revealed that it’s considering its own upgrades for the BRZ's twin, the Scion FR-S (GT 86 in other markets).
Headlining the range of upgrades under consideration at TRD is a new supercharger kit for the FR-S.
The information was first reported by Car and Driver
, which managed to meet with TRD officials at the recent 2012 SEMA show
. Scion presented a trio of hopped-up FR-S coupes
at SEMA, some of which were supercharged.
TRD has a history of offering supercharger kits
for Toyota vehicles, including both its car and truck models, so it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to see something offered for the Scion FR-S at some point. No power numbers have been talked about, though there should be a healthy jump over the standard model’s 200-horsepower rating.
The best part is that any supercharger offered by TRD will have a full factory warranty, something that can’t be said for any aftermarket kit. Another benefit is that any kit offered by TRD will likely be transferrable to the virtually identical Subaru BRZ.
Stay tuned for an update.