Scion FR-S Concept - Behind the Scenes with Ken Gushi
Ken Gushi talks about the Scion FR-S concept car and what it means to him.
Ken is a resident Scion Racing driver, currently piloting a 2009 tC in the
Formula Drift series. He started his driving career in the iconic Toyota
AE86 also known as the "hachiroku".
More info on the Scion FR-S, go to:
Check out more from Scion:
Subscribe to our channel for more about the entire family of Scion motor
Follow us on:
Scion is a brand of vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for the
North American market. Founded in 2002, Scion was introduced at the New
York Auto Show to appeal to Generation Y consumers. The first Scion models,
the xA hatchback and xB wagon, went on sale in California in 2003, followed
by a sports coupe, the tC, and a nationwide U.S. launch in 2004.
A successor to the xA, the xD, premiered in 2008, and the Scion marque
expanded to Canada in 2010. Scion currently has five models: the tC, xB,
iQ, xD, and the FR-S. The Scion name, meaning the descendant of a family or
heir, refers both to the brand's cars and their owners.
Scion FR-S / Toyota FT-86 II Concept Engine and Exhaust Sound Clips
Courtesy of http://www.ft86club.com. Here are official sounds of the Scion
FR-S / Toyota FT-86 concept (specifically from the Toyota FT-86 II Concept
shown at the 2011 Geneva Autoshow).
The sound should be the same or very similar for all 3 Scion FR-S / FT-86
cars since they all feature the same Boxer engine and Exhaust setup.
Official sounds clips are from the official Toyota FT-86 II Concept Site.
From thread: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1196
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
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!
Toyota FT-86 II -- the next Toyota sports car - Video
"View a video of Toyota FT-86 II concept
FT-86 II previews the next generation of Toyota sports cars. Front engine,
rear-wheel drive, maximum driving pleasure."
Toyota FT-86 II concept - Video
The FT-86 II concept embodies Toyota's Reborn Passion for Sports Car
Driving. It previews the next generation of Toyota sports car, an entirely
driver-focused concept designed to capture the intrinsic joy of driving.
Featuring a boxer engine for light weight, low centre of gravity and
optimum power-to-weight ratio, FT-86 has been designed to deliver
accessible performance, highly engaging, readily-exploitable dynamic
abilities and maximum driving pleasure.
Sneek Peek- Mazda's New Sport Coupe - (RX9 or 2012 Mazda6?) www.msmazda.com
Mazda Shinari Concept debuts new face of the brand in style!
Looking at the exterior, it's easy to tell that the Shinari shares little
in common with Mazda's recent designs, although like almost every sedan
built today, it has similarities to vehicles from other brands. It's almost
as if the Aston Martin Rapide and a Mazda RX-8 cued up some Barry White,
enjoyed a romantic evening and the Shinari came out nine months later.
That's obviously a compliment, as the Rapide is a stunningly beautiful car
and the RX-8 -- even this far into its lifecycle -- is still a looker.
However, the Shinari has a much more complicated design, with more
intersecting lines and a surface area that's constantly moving and changing
depending on the lighting.
While the exterior is certainly a departure from previous designs, the
interior is perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Shinari. Easily the
most attractive and stylish interior we've seen in a Mazda (concept or
not), it's swathed in authentic aluminum trim, leather-covered surfaces and
double stitching at nearly every turn and twist. We're again drawn to the
Aston Martin Rapide comparison, especially with the design of the deep rear
bucket seats. The gauges, modeled after popular watch designs, up the class
quotient and the massive glass roof helps make the interior feel open and
But more than the tech and the attention to detail, it's the Shinari's
overall cohesion that impresses the most. Unlike other pie-in-the-sky
concepts, the Sinari is a smart, well executed styling exercise that should
be a solid design platform for future models. The muscular lines should
translate well into a production car, and customers will always appreciate
a more sophisticated interior.
We sure like the sound of a Mazda RX-9!