The 2013 Scion FR-S wall unveiled in Los Angeles 2 days AFTER the Los Angeles auto show on Nov 30, 2011.
The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; is Scion’s definition of an authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising MPG.
The engine’s compact size and flat shape allow it to be mounted mid-ship and extremely low, giving the car a dynamically favorable front-to-rear weight ratio of 53:47 and a low center of gravity comparable to some exotic supercars.
The FR-S’s low weight is matched with a dynamically tuned suspension setup consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone system in the rear. Lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels and ventilated disc brakes are on all four corners.
"I’m being completely honest when I say that I CAN’T get enough of this car!! And it fits perfectly up here with all these other sports cars like the Supra, the MR2 and the LFA." Says Jack Hollis, Vice President of Scion
The exterior design of the FR-S is heavily influenced by the 2000GT’s profile, making it extremely low to the ground with a long, sleek hood. Even by today’s standards, the 2000GT’s styling is sophisticated and modern.
The goal was to create an authentic rear-wheel drive sports car… with compelling style… exceptionally balanced performance and handling… flexible utility… and surprising MPG.