2013 Scion FR-S version of the Toyota GT 86 for U.S.


The Toyota GT 86 will be the car name for elsewhere in world except the U.S., which will get the Scion brand called the 2013 Scion FR-S.

The 2013 Scion FR-S version looks a bit more subtle than the Toyota GT 86, and we’re guessing this is to keep the cost down. Everything else about the 2013 Scion FR-S sports coupe is similar to the Toyota GT 86 sports coupe. Tonight we will get to see the debut of this rear-wheel-drive sports car.

“Tonight will go down in history as not only the night when Scion introduced its fifth car, but more importantly…as the night Scion brought the ‘SPORT’ back to the ‘Car,’” said said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. “A car that is truly made for the people in this room.”

Not that we haven’t seen about the 2013 Scion FR-S sports coupe, but it will be a treat to actually see the U.S. version. Like the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ, the  2013 Scion FR-S sports coupe features a compact, boxer engine that is mounted mid-ship to provide an ultra center of gravity, which gives the car a near even weight distribution of front-to-rear weight ratio at 53:47.

As for power, the 2013 Scion FR-S gets a Subaru-derived 2.0 liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine with direct injection system. The engine produces about 200-hp at 7,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 151 lb-ft at 6,600 rpm. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic (with paddle shifters).

Toyota states that the 2013 Scion FR-S will start in the spring of 2012. No pricing has been released yet, and it will be announced near launch date.

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