It’s been nearly 30 years since one of the most prolific tuner cars was produced. The AE 86 Corolla has garnered a cult following with enthusiasts still celebrating the vehicle with “8-6 Day” which takes place on August the 6th (8/6) every year.
Paying homage to that mystical ride, Scion introduced the FR S to their lineup in 2013. Now, three years later, the 2016 FR S aims to satiate the appetite of the tuner crowd with a mono-spec light-weight sports coupe that’s very pleasing on the eyes and not too bad on the wallet.
With a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder boxer engine paired with Torsen Limited Slip Differential and rear-wheel drive, this car is meant for one thing, fun. It offers a smooth 200 horse power with 151 lb-ft torque and comes in both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The FR S manages to pair a relatively powerful and sporty driving experience with fuel efficiency, allowing for less than 10-litres / 100 KM.
The interior features a Scion premium display audio system which comes stock with a back-up camera, something that was not available in the previous models. With standard Bluetooth technology, an 8-speaker audio system and a 7.0 inch touch screen paired with an advanced voice recognition system, the FR S brings the soul of the fabled AE 86 into the 21st century in style.
Taking a look at the exterior of the vehicle, the first feature that captivates the eyes is the bold and sporty styling. With aerodynamic curves that take the eyes on a visual journey across the vehicle, it really creates a very aesthetically-appealing look. A great feature about the FR S is that it caters to the ‘tuner crowd’ by offering various Toyota Racing Development (TRD) add-ons. With a variety of customizations available including; brake pads, lower springs and 18” alloy wheels, the driver is really able to tune each FR S to meet their lifestyle and needs.
Rest assured that whether you want your new FR S to be stock or loaded with options and accessories, here at Don Valley North Toyota Scion not only can we make it happen, but we can offer you a variety of lease and finance options to ensure that we make it happen within budget.