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Scion FR-S News

  • Ryan Tuerck drifts around New Hampshire Motor Speedway

    Drifting star and New Hampshire native Ryan Tuerck didn't have to go very far for his latest stunt: New Hampshire Motor Speedway. As the video shows, Tuerck and his New England-based team perform a little much-needed maintenance to bring his Scion FR-S up to spec including, of course, new tires that he decided to break in on his driveway's pavement. Let's just hope that Tuerck didn't pay extra for an extended-mile service plan for that rubber, since it didn't last very long once he hit the race track in nearby Loudon, New Hampshire. At the track, Tuerck whips the FR-S around both the road...

  • 2017 Toyota 86, 2016 New York Auto Show
    Say goodbye to the Scion FR-S and hello to the 2017 Toyota 86

    With the demise of Scion, most of the brand’s lineup will join the Toyota fold. The only exception is the tC, which is being phased out. The changeover will include Scion’s hero model, the FR-S, which for the 2017 model year becomes the Toyota 86. The new name, pronounced...

  • 2016 Toyota GT 86 GRMN
    Toyota GT 86 GRMN special edition set for 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

    Toyota’s GT 86, sold in the United States as the Scion FR-S, hasn’t had much in the way of updates since the debut in 2011. That’s about to change soon, though, as prototypes for an updated version have been spotted testing. For a few lucky buyers in Toyota’s home market...

  • 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0
    2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 Bides Time Until Mid-cycle Update

    We're big fans of the Scion FR-S, even if the rest of America isn't. Scion's sporty coupe is a blast to drive and its skinny tires and handling balance are designed for drifting, despite a lack of power under the hood. Even as it prepares an updated version of the FR-S hatchback coupe, Scion is...

  • 2017 Scion FR-S (Toyota GT 86) facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Scion FR-S Spy Shots

    These are our first spy shots of a prototype for an updated version of the Scion FR-S that we’re expecting to be launched on the market in the second half of 2016, as a 2017 model. The FR-S, along with the car’s Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86 cousins, was launched on the market with great...

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Could Scion End Up Using The Mazda MX-5 Miata Platform For Its Next-Gen FR-S?

    Toyota has made little secret of the fact that its GT 86, a Scion FR-S for readers in the U.S., hasn’t been selling well, with the poor sales performance even leading management to rule out additional variants of the car such as a high-performance version or convertible (just a thousand FR-S...

  • Toyota GT 86 coupes dressed with classic Toyota racing liveries

    The Toyota GT 86, known as the Scion FR-S in these parts, harks back to Toyota’s legendary sports cars of the past. The “GT” moniker comes from the 2000GT of the 1960s, while the “86” leverages the name of the AE86 drift hero of the 1980s, so it's fitting that Toyota is using the GT 86 to pay tribute to some of the automaker’s classics. It's doing this with some special liveries applied to the cars for this month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. WATCH: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Sounds Brutally Beautiful: Video The company responsible for...

  • 2016 Scion FR-S
    2017 Scion FR-S To Receive New Look, More Power: Report

    Scion’s FR-S (and the car’s Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86 cousins) was launched on the market with great fanfare back in 2012 but since then sales have fizzled, with Scion managing to move just a thousand of the cars in April, down 29 percent on levels a year ago. The lack of sales has...

  • 2016 Scion FR-S
    Minor Updates For 2016 Scion FR-S

    Scion’s FR-S sports car has been with us since 2013, and while parent company Toyota has ruled out any serious upgrades that hasn’t stopped the automaker from adding a few new features with each subsequent model year. That remains true for the 2016 model year, which sees the Scion FR-S...

  • Ryan Tuerck Drifts A Mointain
    Tuerck'd Takes Down A Mountain In A 600-HP Scion FR-S: Video

    Ryan Tuerck has been having tremendous amounts of fun in the latest season of Tuerck'd. The Network A web show has seen Ryan blasting to locations all around the globe to share his love of tire destruction and general automotive shenanigans. On the latest episode, Tuerck lays down a wicked run up a...

  • Scion FR-S T1, SEMA 2014
    FR-S Targa Headlines Scion's SEMA Show Act

    The Scion FR-S T1 is a targa-topped concept built for the annual SEMA show.

  • 2014 Toyota GT 86 14R60
    Toyota GT 86 TRD Griffon Concept Spawns 14R60 Special Edition: Forbidden Fruit

    Just over a year ago, Toyota revealed a TRD-enhanced GT 86 (a Scion FR-S for our U.S. readers) concept called the Griffon, which thanks to numerous undisclosed modifications weighed just 2,300 pounds and was capable of lapping a race track faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia. Now the awesome concept...

  • 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0

    The limited edition 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is now available for sale but if you’re interested in one you had better be quick as just 1,500 examples will be built, and they're likely to sell out fast. The starting price is just $30,760, which includes a $770 destination charge and is for the manual-equipped model. Opt for the automatic and you’ll need an extra $1,000. Both transmissions feature six forward gears. CHECK OUT: First Lamborghini Huracán Crash Results In Nothing But Ashes The special Scion made its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show back in April...

  • 2014 Scion FR-S - IIHS small front overlap crash test
    Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

    Small, lightweight sports cars are unsafe, right? Not necessarily -- proving the right design can be safe whatever the size, the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S sports cars have just been awarded a 'Top Safety Pick' rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). MUST WATCH: Bugatti Veyron...

  • GReddy Racing Scion FR-S prepares for Pikes Peak 2014
    Drifter Ken Gushi To Pilot Scion FR-S At Pikes Peak

    Scion is turning to someone familiar with both the car and course as it mounts a challenge on this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, drift star Ken Gushi. MUST SEE: #GiveAShift: The 7 Best Manuals Transmissions You Can Drive Gushi won last year's Exhibition Auto Class at Pikes Peak...

  • 2015 Scion FR-S
    Scion FR-S Hybrid In Doubt

    Anyone hoping for a new variant of the Scion FR-S sports car is in for disappointment, with yet another official from parent company Toyota ruling out one of the car’s many rumored variants, this time the hybrid. It was a couple of years ago that we first heard Toyota was seriously...

  • Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S Cosworth Power Package
    Cosworth Pumps Up The Power On BRZ & FR-S Sports Cars

    "Power" is a bit of a dirty word to some Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S owners. Subaru and Toyota went to great lengths to make their cars fun despite a relatively modest power output, and some believe this delicate balance need not be altered. MUST SEE: Angry Supercar Hater Throws Rocks At Lamborghini...

  • 2015 Scion FR-S
    2015 Scion FR-S Gets Re-Tuned Suspension, Appearance Updates, Price Drop

    The Scion FR-S is half of our favorite set of affordable new sports car twins, and for the 2015 model year, it’s getting just a bit better. ALSO SEE: Seller Rejects Million-Dollar Offer For Ferrari 575 GTZ Already a compact bundle of fun, the 2015 FR-S gains a more rigid front suspension and...

  • 2014 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0, 2014 New York Auto Show

    Scion has revealed a special edition FR-S at today’s 2014 New York Auto Show. The car is called the Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 and it will be built in a limited run of just 1,500 examples. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition Debuts At 2014 New York Auto Show The FR-S Release Series 1.0 is meant to draw on Toyota’s track heritage, although we’re not exactly sure how. The car does comes with a number of performance upgrades from TRD but these are limited to new quad-exhaust tips, lowered springs and some aero pieces. All 1,500 examples will be finished in a...

  • 2014 Scion FR-S
    Toyota Blurs Games And Reality With GT 86 (Scion FR-S) Telemetry Tool

    Racing video games are getting more realistic all the time, but they'll never be a substitute for actually getting out there and getting on track yourself. In recent years, Nissan and Sony have blurred the lines between real racing and driving in the virtual world with the GT Academy...

  • 2012 Toyota GT 86 factory aero kit
    Poor Sales Of Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S Likely To Rule Out New Variants

    A senior Toyota official has revealed that poor sales of the GT 86 sports car meant that additional variants, such as the much-hyped convertible and a possible performance version, are likely to be ruled out. Speaking with Auto Express, Toyota’s European R&D boss Gerald Killmann said the...

  • Scion FR-S Monogram Series
    Scion Adds Luxury To FR-S With Monogram Series

    Scion is looking to inject a bit of luxury into its lineup. Not a ton, mind you, but enough to entice a few buyers to step up and snag one of two limited-edition models the automaker is going to offer. It's called the Monogram Series, and it will be available on the Scion FR-S and the tC. We said...

  • 2013 Toyota GT 86 CS-V3
    TMG Announces Plans For Toyota GT 86 Rally Car

    Toyota motorsport partner TMG has announced plans to build a rear-wheel-drive rally car based on the Toyota GT 86, the global version of the Scion FR-S. TMG is targeting the FIA’s new R3C rally category, which calls for vehicles with two-wheel drive, normally aspirated engines ranging from...

  • 2014 Scion FR-S
    Scion FR-S-Based Sedan In The Works: Report

    Toyota may soon launch an affordable rear-wheel-drive sedan based on the bones of its Scion FR-S sports car. That’s the claim of a new report coming out of Australia. Citing an inside source, Car Sales is reporting that Toyota is looking at several different models based on its...

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