Toyota (Scion) keeps banging on about its GT86 (FR-S) handling characteristics. There’s no denying this new platform they’ve developed is amazing. The car’s low center of gravity has a lot to do its superb dynamics, but another factor contributing is its Torsen Limited Slip Differential. I know, it sounds catastrophically boring. But Scion decided they can explain the system in an amusing way using video and animation.
Still sounds boring to us, but hey, let’s learn something useful!
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,which incorporates both direct and port injection for each cylinder, one injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber, the other a port injector located above the intake valves. Adopted from the Lexus IS F, D-4S injection is a new technology for the Scion family.