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Scion FR-S Concept: It inspires the arrival of a new model

Until now, we knew that Toyota would offer a powerful compact sport develops cutting engineers in collaboration with Subaru. Moreover, the sport coupe will be propelled by a Boxer engine Subaru flat conccu whose cylinder is 2.0 liters. A drive that should find under the hood of 2012 Impreza models.

In addition, for the Subaru engineers have become over the years the masters of integral traction, it will take for them think about designing a new wheel for a drive sport coupe.

And here is the division of vehicles Toyota Scion brand presents us to the last Motor Show in New York his own version of the Toyota FT-86 Sports section II named for the moment Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept.

A beautiful sport coupe whose general lines seem more accomplished than the model of Toyota.

To learn more, here is the press release issued by the manufacturer


Scion introduced the concept of FR-S sport coupe at Auto Show New York 2011

- The rear propulsion concept made its world debut

- Conceptual goal: "pure balance"

- Boxer engine endows the system Toyota D4-S direct injection and injection into the intake

Scion has quite recently unveiled the concept of FR-S sport coupe has rear propulsion International Auto Show New York 2011. This concept, which aims to stimulate the passion which beneficial Car enthusiasts will be part of the Scion exhibition until May 1. The FR-S Concept will inspire a new model that will join next year's Scion line.

The FR-S Concept (which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport) represents the definition of a genuine Scion sports car propulsion back in seductive style to performance and handling exceptionally balanced to practical qualities versatile and surprising fuel efficiency.

"The philosophy of the Scion brand is to provide automotive experience of a new kind that stimulates, inspires and encourages individuality," has said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Scion in Canada. "The FR-S Concept demonstrates the determination of Scion continue to push the boundaries of car design, as we have done over the years with the iconic xB and xD, tC and dynamic iQ microcar. "

"Akio Toyoda is committed to bringing our customers the passion and pleasure in Toyota," said Mr. Hutchinson continued. "The Scion FR-S Concept is this orientation and spirit. "

The FR-S Concept is a true heir ("tip" in English) in the long history of creation of high-performance cars and motorsport participation of Toyota. The main conceptual inspiration of the new sport coupe comes from the AE86 generation of the Corolla, better known as the Hachi-Roku, or "8-6" in Japanese. This cup has a front engine and rear drive was lightweight and well balanced, making it an irresistible choice for driving enthusiasts.

From the AE86, the FR-S has been created with the central goal of achieving "pure balance," first by placing strategically an engine 2.0-liter flat in a front engine rear drive configuration. The compact size and shape of the engine allowed to mount the powertrain of the FR-S very low and the back up, which lowers the center of gravity of the car and gives it a front-to-back dynamically favorable.

The atmospheric engine of the FR-S is innovative, being the first boxer engine to feature the power D4-S Toyota system, which combines direct injection injection into the intake and thus allows to increase the power and torque without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

The four-cylinder flat can be a couple six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission. The manual gearbox offers short, fast and precise passages, while the automatic transmission makes vivid and sports passes under the control montees paddles. The driving force is distributed efficiently by a differential slip limit.

The idea of ​​"pure balance" is another expression in the lightness and the short wheelbase of the FR-S. This combination makes it quick and agile car at the entrance as the output of any turn, combining dynamic maneuverability has a confident stability.

Exterior of ferocious appearance of the FR-S reflects well its internal power. The intimidating proportions of the concept give it a dominant stance that unequivocally announces its performance capabilities. Profile, inspired by the Toyota 2000GT, reveals the remarkably slim line hood and bottom made possible by the boxer engine architecture.

Low posture contributes to make it even more menacing countenance of the FR-S, which is constituted of sharp lines, a wide "mouth" and angular headlights dotes groups has bright LED light.

The roof panel is one elance, lightweight and rigid with aerodynamic shape that directs air smoothly to the rear.

The front wings are braced to make space for larger wheels monoblock Five Axis 20x8, 5 inches, while the rear wings muscled were expanded to accommodate the wheels 20x10, 5 inches which put in evidence the posture collected and propulsion configuration back to the FR-S.

The wide collection of bumper back down very low to surround the exhaust has two exits and contribute to excellent aerodynamics. Ultra modern taillights use LEDs, as well as those that illuminate the very visible SCION logo.

The concept receives a front brake calipers with four pistons that pinch monstrous 18-inch discs in carbon-ceramic matrix fixed wheels way motorcycle.

The FR-S is coated with rich layers of paint Code Red, the appropriately named color constituted a blend of red apple and an icy experimental additive from BASF called Mearlite SSQ.

Dimensions of the concept (in / mm)

Length - 168.2 / 4272.2

Width - 71.5 / 1816.1

Height - 47.4 / 1203.9

Front track - 61.8 / 1569.7

Way back - 59.9 / 1521.4

Wheelbase - 101.2 / 2570.4

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