2013 Scion FR-S: Pure Package
June 05, 2012
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2013 Scion FR-S in Hot Lava
The FR-S (which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport) is Scion’s definition of an authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling and compelling style.
Focused on the core goal of achieving “Pure Balance,” the vehicle’s design begins with the strategic use of the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. The 2.0-liter engine’s compact size and flat shape allow it to be mounted mid-ship and extremely low, giving the car a dynamically favorable front-to-rear weight ratio of 53:47 and a low center of gravity comparable to some exotic supercars.
The idea of “Pure Balance” is further realized by the FR-S’s lightweight design and compact size. The combination allows the car to be quick and nimble into and out of corners, with dynamic maneuverability and confident handling.
But performance, agility and styling are just the beginning. Affordability, surprising fuel economy and all that comes with Scion’s brand philosophy make the FR-S a game changer.
“Scion’s goal was to create an affordable sports car that true driving enthusiasts could enjoy,” says Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. “We accomplished that goal with the FR-S starting under $25,000—a total home run! Add Scion’s complimentary Scion Service Boost, our no-haggle no-hassle Pure Price and Scion’s network of about 1,000 dealers, and the FR-S is a grand slam.”
By Craig Taguchi