Scion FR-S Concept built by Five Axis
Here is some behind the scenes footage of the Scion FR-S Concept built by Five Axis. The vehicle was revealed at the 2011 New York International Auto Show to extremely positive reviews. Here are some specs on the vehicle:
- Multi-Stage Custom Blended BASF Mearlite SSQ Base with Custom Blended Red Candy Top Coat
- FIVE:AD Forged Monoblock Center Lock Concept Wheels
- Front - 20x8.5
- Rear - 20x10.5
- Yokohama Advan Neova BluEarth Spec Tires with Custom Cut Tread Design
Front - 245/30ZR20
Rear - 295/25ZR20
- Front: 454mm x 38mm Annular Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) Rotors with 4 Piston Opposed Forged Monoblock Calipers
- Rear: 355mm x 28mm Inboard Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) Rotors with 4 Piston Opposed Forged Monoblock Calipers
For more images and info on the Scion FR-S Concept, visit: www.fiveaxis.net.
Scion FR-S Concept Walk-Around at the NY Auto Show
Walk-Around Video of the Scion FR-S Concept Car at the 2011 New York International Auto Show in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Watch at the end of the video where the guy uses the "remote control" to back it up!
Scion FR-S Concept Car Off the Ramp
Video of the Scion FR-S Concept Car being taken off the ramp at the 2011 New York International Auto Show in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Toyota GT86 customers test drive - What Car?
Read the full What Car? Toyota GT86 review http://bit.ly/zW3YC7
What Car? took four readers to France to test drive the all-new Toyota GT86, a rear-wheel-drive coupe designed to inject some excitement into Toyota cars.
See what real car buyers think of the new car.
Toyota FT 86II Concept (Video&Slides) 2012
The new FT-86 II Concept makes its world debut at the Geneva motor show, giving the clearest indication yet as to the final design of Toyota's next sports car. It marks a return to the passion for driving that has inspired great Toyota cars of the past, starting with the legendary 2000 GT in the 1960s.
With its long, low bonnet, high wings and rear-set cabin, the FT-86 II pays homage to Toyota's sports car history and is an entirely driver-oriented concept. It was created at Toyota's European design studio ED2, where its styling was dubbed 'functional beauty': its bold, sweeping form has been generated purely according to the constraints of function and aerodynamics.
The low, highly aerodynamic bodyshell is stretched tight over the engineering hard points, with the muscular bodywork rendered as compact as possible. The concept measures 4,235mm long, 1,795mm wide and 1,270mm high, with a long, 2,570mm wheelbase.
Rather than using a heavy, large displacement powertrain to secure performance, the FT86 II returns to Toyota's sporting roots by combining a free-revving boxer petrol engine with a compact and lightweight six-speed manual transmission and a low centre of gravity to achieve the best possible power to weight ratio.
Both the powertrain and the driving position have been set as low and as far back as possible to optimise balance for maximum poise, high-speed stability and agility. With a front-engine/rear-wheel drive configuration, this gives the car lively, accessible performance that is easy to harness and enjoy.
The FT-86 II Concept is the latest stage in the development of a new, compact rear-wheel drive sports car that is being jointly developed by Toyota and Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru). The new model will be launched in Europe in 2012.