Now that they released official pricing of the FR-S, Scion realizes some people might be thinking why it costs the same as a more powerful, better-equipped Hyundai Genesis Coupe? To try and show you why, they sent the car to the Laguna Seca, where it can show its value as a pure sports car. To make things more interesting, they’ve also dispatched their pro driver Ken Gushi with his GReddy Racing FR-S drift car.
It’s nice to watch this video, but it would be better if there was less music, more engine noise, and more smoke.
The car’s a real dancer on the track, but it’s not match for the Geni Coupe in the straight. The Scion FR-S’s 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine is the result of a joint development between Toyota and Subaru. The partnership begins by combining Subaru’s newly developed horizontally opposed engine and Toyota’s cutting edge D-4S injection system that incorporates both direct and port injection. The D-4S system, partnered with a high 12.5:1 compression ratio, results in an impressive 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.