FR-S Targa Headlines Scion's SEMA Show Act


There's been a lot of speculation about a convertible version of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins, but what about a targa? Scion will unveil a targa-topped FR-S at the 2014 SEMA show next week.

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Known as the Scion FR-S T1, it even features rear-window slats that make the car look a bit like a mini 1980s Camaro. This may be the first FR-S that requires the driver to have a mullet. The SEMA concept also gets custom 19-inch forged wheels, a Greddy turbocharger kit, and lowered suspension. it was built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, and is painted in a light hue called Azzuro California Blue.

Don't expect a production version, though. The FR-S T1 was likely built to show off the possibilities the production hardtop holds as a blank canvas for modifiers, and nothing more.

Despite showing a concept convertible Toyota GT 86 (as the FR-S is known in other markets) at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the home office hasn't shown much interest in a production version. Slow global sales have reportedly put a convertible and other variants on indefinite hold.

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A targa would likely have an even smaller market than a full convertible, so it looks like all FR-S models will have fixed roofs for now. Still, the FR-S targa should look pretty cool on the Scion stand at SEMA, and so will the other cars Toyota's "youth" brand plans to show off.

These include the Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB, which was influenced by professional skateboarder Riley Hawk, and features a design inspired by 1970s vans. There's also the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tc, inspired by metal band slayer, complete with skull-infused paint job and suicide doors.

For more on the 2014 SEMA show, head over to our dedicated hub.

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