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Accomplished Sports Coupe Rekindles Hope For Scion



When it comes to wringing out a performance car, nothing beats track time. Public roads are crowded, chock full of regulations and policed. Race circuits are lawless expanses of curvy asphalt with just one golden rule: Keep it on the pavement.

Under invitation from Scion, we loaded into a widebody 777 for the long trek across the Pacific Ocean to Japan. Our objective was to drive the automaker's highly anticipated, all-new FR-S sports car. Upon arrival, we were pleased to learn that Scion had rented Sodegaura Forest Raceway for our full day behind the wheel.

After dozens of laps at unrestricted speed - few have been offered as much track time - we answered many of our own nagging questions. Does Scion's new rear-wheel-drive coupe deliver all that it promises? How is the power delivery from the naturally aspirated flat-four engine, and is it sufficient? Is the handling balanced and the chassis up to the task? Most importantly, why would someone choose the Scion FR-S over its clone, the Subaru BRZ?Continue reading 2013 Scion FR-S [w/video]

2013 Scion FR-S [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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So is the FR-S coming w the same boxer engine as the subaru BRZ?? The car looks too simple. Liked the concept wayyyyyy better!!!!
 
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