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Scion selects three teams that will compete in Tuner Challenge brand

Three teams compete for a whole year in 11 tests performance with Scion FR-S 2013 on the occasion of the second Scion Tuner Challenge

Scion has announced the selection of three teams that will compete in the FR-S version of the Scion Tuner Challenge, in which participants express the whole extent of their talents during the coming year.

Each team has received the sum of $ 15,000 in cash and a Scion FR-S 2013 brand new - a small sports car agile, slight and elegant Scion offers driving pleasure in the pure state. During the coming year, they demonstrate their talents and resources to customize their sports car preparation harsh tests ahead.

"We are excited to see what these three teams to the exceptional talent and imagination will with the FR-S," stated Larry Hutchinson, Senior Executive Director of Scion in Canada. "The unique format that we designed has 11 different tests, and we know it will be a challenge for them to absolute performance. And FR-S is the ideal car to meet this challenge. With its rear propulsion, engine "boxer" and its center of gravity very low, it offers all the necessary performance teams to enable them to express their talents in this series. "

On August 26, the teams will participate in the first of the 11 tests, an autocross Toronto. The second ordeal - driving skills - take place on 2 September Montreal. Two other tests will be held in Alberta in October, and the remaining tests will be held in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto, between January and August 2013.

The winner of each race will receive $ 500. In addition, points will be awarded based on the performance of teams in each event. Team totaling the highest number of points at the end of the 11 tests will be declared champion and win his car.

The three teams selected for the Tuner Challenge are:

Top Tuner (Ontario) - With eight people and directed by Edmund Manasan, Team Top Tuner is a program developed by Elite Tuners of Canada (ETC) Winner Enterprises Inc. has nine times the price SEMA Design, Top Tuner represents the first collaborative program at the scale of the industry in the segment of the automobile after-sales service. With its motto "build it ... drive it ... love it" (It is built on the leads, we love), the team intends to build its FR-S in successive steps according to each ordeal. During the first three months, the team will focus on the body, chassis and engine to meet the requirements of the performance tests. For tests of "show", the team realize a personalized interior and audio system.

VCMC (British Columbia) - The motto of the team leader Richard Basford and his three teammates is "precision, finesse and mastery. "They think the era of automotive design" fast and furious "is bygone and it leaves room has a functional style and culture of aggressive beauty. For them, a car must be equipped personnalisee of pieces of high quality that blend harmoniously to the vehicle while conferring a distinct character. They intend to create a FR-S focuses on functional aspect. And as the tests are different, they prefer to create a complete vehicle, rather than focus on one particular aspect.  

Swag Racing (Quebec) - This team of 11 people is directed by Danny "Babu" Bernier, a radio and television who possesses a long experience in racing. Inspired by the motto "The best with an attitude", the team is considering its FR-S with an outer specially modified for racing, using aerodynamic sets not only for the aesthetic appearance but also for better aerodynamics support. The interior is completely stripped and only contain items of race, while the "Babu" final touch is found generally in the details, including the Personalized design wheels, the interior and bodywork.

For more information and to follow the three teams, and the course of the next tests, the passionate Scion can visit www.tunerchallenge.ca.

Source: Scion Canada

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