Scion’s FR-S sports coupe continues to evolve. In April, the car brand made the announcement for the FR-S Release Series 1.0, which draws inspiration from the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) team’s Scion FR-S TRD Project Car.
On the exterior, the FR-S TRD Project Car and the Release Series 1.0 look almost identical with their bright Yuzu yellow color and TRD aero kit. But, when you lift the hood, the difference is immediately apparent. A GReddy turbo kit boosts the stock engine to produce more than 400 horsepower, while a TRD big brake kit provides necessary stopping power and TRD racing seats, five-point harnesses and a custom roll cage welded into the car offer ultimate protection.
Engineers also stripped out the radio, door cards, back seats, and roof/pillar lining to reduce weight in the Project Car, which is on display at various Toyota and Scion consumer events to give fans an up close look.
While the TRD Project Car isn’t a production car, the Release Series 1.0 is limited to just 1,500 models, it features various TRD upgrades such as the aero kit, quad-tip exhaust, lowering springs, and steering wheel and shift knob. It will available in either six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission, comes in this bright Yuzu exterior paint color and a Smart Key with Push Button Start.
The 2015 Scion FR-S RS 1.0 hits dealers this month, starting at just under $30,000, plus plus handling and destination charges. Visit Scion.com for more info.