|Scion FR-S '12|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Max Power||202 HP|
|Performance Points||407 PP|
|Max Torque||206 Nm|
|Length||4,272 millimetres (168.2 in)|
|Width||1,816 millimetres (71.5 in)|
|Height||1,204 millimetres (47.4 in)|
|Weight||1,230 kilograms (2,700 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||6.09 kg (13.4 lb) per horsepower|
"The American version of Toyota's 21st century compact, rear-wheel drive sportscar."
Toyota rocked the world when it introduced its new rear-wheel-drive sports car under the Scion banner called the FR-S. In Japan and other parts of the world, the car will be marketed as the Toyota 86 (Subaru will offer its own version of the car called the BRZ).
The FR-S is a return to traditional sports car fundamentals: it incorporates a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive layout, features a lightweight body, and world-class handling. These are the same virtues that applied to the original "86", the AE86 (Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno of the 1980s), which has since become a classic.
It's no secret that FR-S was developed jointly with Subaru. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-4 engine that's mated to a conventional 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shifting capabilities via paddles located behind the steering wheel. Power is rated at 197 HP that peaks at 7000 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque coming at 6600 rpm. While this output doesn't seem like much on paper, the FR-S is remarkably quick, being able to dash to 60 mph in about six seconds. Part of the credit here goes to the car's low curb weight of about 2700 lb. But what's most impressive about the new Toyota sports car is its handling. Thanks to its nimble nature, the FR-S behaves like an extension of your body through twisty corners. It's rack-and-pinion steering system is super quick and exhibits excellent feedback of the road surface, while the sports-tuned suspension provides rock-solid stability through all variety of turns.
Complimented by head-turning looks and compact body size, the new FR-S is indeed a worthy successor to the original AE86, and we predict will sports car purists of all ages for years to come.
This car can be purchased for 30,000 Credits. It is a detailed car. It appears also as a courtesy car in Arcade Mode.
The Scion FR-S is available as free-to-download DLC from the PlayStation marketplace. It is then immediately placed in the player's garage. Further copies can be purchased from the Scion dealership for 30,000 Credits.