Αφού έχουνε παρουσιαστεί τόσο το Toyota GT 86 όσο και το Subaru BRΖ, η Scion, ήρθε η ώρα να παρουσιάσει το FR-S που θα πωλείται στην Αμερική. Η παρουσίαση του έγινε χθες σε μια ειδική εκδήλωση στο Los Angeles και σε σχέση με τα άλλα δύο Toyobaru, διαφέρει μόνο από το BRZ, μιας και είναι ολόιδιο με το Toyota GT 86. Μηχανικά φορά και αυτό τον 2.0-λιτρο κινητήρα της Subaru ο οποίος διαθέτει την D-4S τεχνολογία της Toyota που συνδυάζεται με άμεσο ψεκασμό στην εισαγωγή των βαλβίδων. Αποδίδει 200 άλογα στις 7.000 σ.α.λ με 205 Nm ροπής στις 6.600 σ.α.λ. Ο κινητήρας στροφάρει έως τις 7.400 σ.α.λ, έχει συμπίεση 12,1:1., οι κύλινδροι του κινητήρα έχουνε διάμετρο/διαδρομή 86 mm x 86 mm, η μπροστά ανάρτηση είναι MacPherson και η πίσω διπλών ψαλιδιών.

Έχει μήκος 4.200 mm, πλάτος 1.770 mm, ύψος 1.270 mm, μεταξόνιο 2.570 mm, μπροστά μετατρόχιο 1.520 mm και πίσω μετατρόχιο 1.540 mm. Ο κινητήρας συνδυάζεται με δύο 6-τάχυτα κιβώτια, ένα μηχανικό και ένα αυτόματο με paddles στο τιμόνι. Εκτός αυτού, το πισωκίνητο αυτοκίνητο διαθέτει και διαφορικό περιορισμένης ολίσθησης.

Το Scion όπως βλέπουμε στις φωτογραφίες, δεν έχει τους διακόπτες αεροπορικού τύπου στο εσωτερικό του, κάτω από την μονάδα κλιματισμού.

To Scion FR-S ζυγίζει 1.220 κιλά και έχει αναλογία βάρους 53:47 μπροστά πίσω και αεροδυναμικό συντελεστή 0,27 Cd. Πατά πάνω σε 17″ ζάντες αλουμινίου με ελαστικά 215/45. Οι πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν στην Αμερική, την άνοιξη του 2012. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

[Πηγή: Scion]

Δελτίο Τύπου

2013 Scion FR-S Brings the SPORT Back to the CAR

  • Low center of gravity and lightweight design achieves a “Pure Balance”
  • Compact rear-wheel drive sports car makes world debut
  • World’s first boxer engine to utilize Toyota’s D4-S direct and port injection system

Los Angeles – November 30, 2011 – Scion tonight unveiled its 2013 FR-S compact rear-wheel drive sports car to a crowd of eager car enthusiasts. The high-performance coupe is the fifth model to join the Scion family and will go on sale in the spring of 2012.

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, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising MPG.

“Serving as a laboratory for Toyota, Scion is always experimenting with new things,” said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. “The brand is iconic with the xB, adrenalized by the tC, and groundbreaking with the iQ. The FR-S will no doubt serve as the halo car, expanding Scion into a new dimension of driving performance.”

The FR-S is a true “scion,” born into a lengthy history of Toyota performance cars and motorsports. The sports car is most inspired by the AE86 generation of the Corolla, better known as the Hachi-Roku, meaning “8-6” in Japanese. The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe was lightweight and well balanced, making it a solid choice for driving enthusiasts.

Inspired by the AE86, the FR-S is designed around the core goal of achieving, “Pure Balance.” The balance begins with the strategic use of the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. The 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 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.

“We all know that it’s not hard to make horsepower and torque, but it is hard to do all that and still achieve impressive fuel economy,” Hollis said. “The FR-S accomplishes all three.”

The flat-four mates with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The manual offers quick, precise shifts with a short-throw; while the automatic transmission features aggressive up shifts and sporty rev-matched down shifts that are initiated by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Power is transferred to the pavement via a limited-slip differential.

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. The coupe’s weight is kept to a minimum by utilizing an aluminum hood, a solid roof, and by featuring a trunk design instead of a hatchback.

The FR-S’s low weight is matched with a dynamically tuned suspension setup consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a double wishbone system in the rear. Lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels and ventilated disc brakes are on all four corners.The fierce exterior of the FR-S is a solid reflection of its inner power. The profile, inspired by the Toyota 2000GT, reveals a hood and roof-line that is remarkably sleek and low, giving it an aerodynamic shape that channels air cleanly over to the top. The low stance continues to exaggerate the coupe’s menacing face, which is made up of sharp lines, a wide mouth and angular headlights. The aggressive front fenders protrude upward and boast the iconic ‘86’ piston emblem, which highlights the car’s AE86 heritage as well as its unique new boxer engine. The rear fascia sits low and wide, with aerodynamic lower treatments that surround the sporty dual exhaust system. LEDs illuminate the edgy taillights, while center-mounted backup lights finish the muscular design.The FR-S’s interior features a 2+2 seating configuration that is designed with both form and function in mind. The front seats are mounted extremely low and are comfortable yet assertive, while the rear seat folds down flat, creating flexible space. The large center-mounted tachometer is the focus of the three-gauge cluster, keeping the driver informed of the engine’s vitals. Speed is monitored by both digital and analog gauges.

Scion FR-S Preliminary Specifications

Length 166.7 in.
Width 69.9 in.
Height 51.2 in. (not including antenna base)
Wheelbase 101.2 in.
Track Front 59.8 in.
Rear 60.6 in.
Seating capacity 4
Engine Total displacement 1,998 cc
Type Horizontally opposed four-cylinder, D-4S injection, DOHC
Bore × stroke 86 × 86 mm.
Maximum output 200hp @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque 151 lb.-ft. @ 6,600 rpm
Transmission 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters
Driveline Rear-wheel drive
Suspension Front MacPherson struts
Rear Double wishbone
Brakes Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Ventilated Disc
Tires Front 215/45R17
Rear 215/45R17
Fuel tank 13.2 gallons
Fuel Premium Unleaded
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