Η Toyota δεν έκρυψε ποτέ ότι θέλει να βγάλει και σε cabrio έκδοση τα Toyobaru της και το πρωτότυπο Scion FR-S Roadster Concept παρουσιάστηκε ανεπίσημα σε ένα event που ετοίμασε η Scion στη Καλιφόρνια.

Από τις φωτογραφίες βλέπουμε ότι έχει κοντύτερο παρμπρίζ, τεράστια πίσω αεροτομή, διαχύτη, σκουρόχρωμα φωτιστικά σώματα και ένα μοναδικό εσωτερικό. Μέχρι στιγμής, δεν έχει ανακοινωθεί επίσημα, αλλά μηχανικά αναμένεται να φορά τον 2.0-λιτρο D-4S boxer κινητήρα απόδοσης 200 ίππων με 205 Nm ροπής.

Ανανέωση: Το αυτοκίνητο είναι μια one-off δημιουργία της Cartel Customs. Φορά νέα εξάτμιση, νέο συμπλέκτη και χαμηλότερη ανάρτηση ενώ φορά ζάντες 18″ και φρένα της Wilwood. Στιλιστικά διαθέτει νέο καπό, φουσκωμένα φτερά, νέους προφυλακτήρες και διαχύτη. Το αυτοκίνητο θα συμμετέχει στην παρέλαση πριν την έναρξη του Long Beach Grand Prix στην Καλιφόρνια την επόμενη εβδομάδα.

[Πηγή: FT86 Club, Seriouswheels]

[Πηγή: Cartel Customs]

Δελτίο Τύπου

Toyota Racing will debut a custom-built Scion FR-S Speedster show vehicle on Friday, April 13 to celebrate the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Designed and built by Joe Iacono of Iacono Design and Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, the car will be both showcased on site and featured on a limited edition poster commemorating the race event.

The vehicle will be on display in the Lifestyle Expo lobby on Friday and Saturday and will serve as the official Grand Marshal vehicle on Sunday, escorting this year’s IZOD IndyCar Series race Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones. It will be piloted by race car driver and 2012 Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame inductee Scott Pruett. Following the Grand Prix, the Scion FR-S Speedster will be available for select appearances.

“The Scion FR-S Speedster is a true sports car that embodies the spirit of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and our commitment to motorsports,” said Toyota National Motorsports Manager Les Unger. “We think enthusiasts are really going to enjoy seeing this vehicle during the race weekend festivities.”

The custom show vehicle–the result of a collaboration between Toyota and its youth brand Scion–is modeled after the 2013 Scion FR-S, a rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising fuel economy. The FR-S was most inspired by the AE86 generation of the Corolla, better known as the “Hachi-Roku,” meaning “8-6” in Japanese. It was designed around the core goal of achieving “pure balance,” as demonstrated by its compact size, flat shape and strategic use of the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration.

Cartel Customs styled the car in a nod to Toyota’s rich racing heritage. The vehicle proudly bears the number 86 on its door panels and rear wing. It also features Toyota Racing’s iconic paint scheme. Exterior modifications include Cartel Traditional Signature Series Chop Top, modified front fenders and hood, custom-molded rear deck with hand-made sheet metal speed blisters, custom metal fabrication interior and exterior panels, APR Performance Custom 61” carbon fiber wing, and custom formed and cut glass front windshield and side door glass. Interior modifications include custom-shaped metal door panels with carbon fiber insets, carbon rear panel false wall, modified dash center drive gauge cluster and carbon switch panel, and red and white accented seats, dash and center console.

In addition to the Scion FR-S Speedster display, Toyota will also host a live art event on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time in the Lifestyle Expo lobby. Urban artist Justin Bua will be on site to recreate the scene featured in his commemorative poster for this year’s race. Grand Prix fans are invited to take part in the live reenactment.

Scion FR-S Speedster Specifications Length 166.7 in. Width 69.9 in. Height 40.2 in. Wheelbase 101.2 in.

Powertrain: Flat 2.0L boxer engine 6-speed transmission Maximum output 200hp @ 7,000 rpm Maximum torque 151 lb.-ft @ 6,600 rpm TORCO Synthetic SR-5 Racing Oil ACT Clutch GReddy SP Elite Exhaust System

Chassis / Suspension: KW Suspensions Clubsport Coilovers (independent rebound and compression adjustability) Wilwood SUPERLITE 6-piston radial mount calipers in custom red on 13” SRP drilled and slotted two-piece rotors & BP-10 Wilwood Smart Pads

Wheels & Tires: Front 18 x 8.0 Forge Line center lock wheels Back 18 x 9.5 Forge Line center lock wheels Front 225/40/18 TOYO Proxes R888 Back 245/40/18 TOYO Proxes R888

  • ναι ωραίο αλλα η αεροτομή που κολάει γαμότο???

    •  gia να απλωνουν τα σωβρακα…μετα απο το drift !!!!!!  :-P

      παντωσ εμενα το συγκεκριμενο δεν μου αρεσει καθολου…..

  • hellboy

    λογικο μου φενετε μετα την ανανεωση,γιατι απλα το αποτομο κοψιμο στα παραθυρα μεγαλυ αεροτομη για ενα κονσεπτ.με παραξενεψε να πω την αληθεια οταν το πρωτο διαβασα!!!!