http://www.autobytel.com/scion/fr-s/2013/ The FR-S in the 2013 Scion FR-S stands for front engine, rear wheel drive sports car. This 2-door coupe is a very fun car to drive and is a joint venture between Toyota and Subaru. Back in 2007 the 2 manufacturers decided to build this car together so much of the engine technology, parts, and even the chassis is shared. Base price on the 2013 Scion FR-S is $24,200.
The 2013 Scion FR-S is powered by a 2.0 liter boxer engine which is a essentially a flat-4 cylinder motor developed by Subaru. Power is pretty good for a naturally aspirated 2.0 liter engine at 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft. of torque. There are 2 different transmission choices: a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. The automatic transmission is much more fuel efficient at 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.
The Scion FR-S was designed to be a great handling everyday affordable sports car and while this vehicle does not have a ton of power, it does have a great center of gravity and almost perfect weight distribution (for a front engine car) at 55% front and 45% rear. To illustrate just how serious the engineers are about the handling capabilities of the 2013 Scion FR-S, the car has a lower center of gravity than both a Nissan GTR and Porsche Boxster which are considered some of the best handling cars in the world.
The exterior of the Scion FR-S conveys a ton of fun. Scion calls this styling Neo-Functional Design and the car is all about being low, light, and beautiful. It is all about power-to-weight ratio in this car and features like an aluminum hood help keep the curb weight down to 2750 lbs. The 17-inch alloy wheels are not only very stong and lightweight but they also look good! The dual Exhaust system and rear diffuser really tie the whole look of the rear end together.
With the 2013 Scion FR-S you will be able to accessorize and customize this car in a number of different ways by choosing the paint color, adding optional wheels and a body kit, or upgrading the stereo. The Scion FR-S was designed from the ground up to be an affordable car that you could drive on the streets then take out on the track for a little fun.
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2013 Subaru BRZ Test Drive & Sports Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/subaru/brz/2013/ The 2013 Subaru BRZ, along with its twin brother, have been named to Autobytel's Car of the Year List. The BRZ is the first rear wheel drive sports car that Subaru has developed in over 50 years. The BRZ is all about balance and handling. The Boxer engine has a flat design and allows for the center of gravity to be lower in this car. The 2013 Subaru BRZ is a real driver's car and with a base price of $25,494 that is well within reach of most enthusiasts.
Take a car that has RWD, a manual transmission, and the engine up front; add those things together and you have a recipe for an exciting sports car. Toyota and Subaru have joined forces to produce such a vehicle. We have already tested the Scion FR-S now let's take a look at what makes the 2013 Subaru BRZ such and amazing car. From afar the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ look almost identical. But up close you will notice the front end differs a bit between these 2 automobiles. The BRZ sports classic Subaru Blue Paint, along with the diamond cut grille inserts in the bumper.
Under the hood the award winning FA20 engine is a horizontally opposed 2.0 liter flat-4 Boxer. This engine produces 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft. of torque. You can pick between a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Fuel economy is excellent at 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.
The 2013 Subaru BRZ differs most from the Scion FR-S when it comes to the interior. The BRZ has a standard navigation screen and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The BRZ has a cool push button start and aviation style switches. The 2013 Subaru BRZ packs more standard features and options than the Scion FR-S.
The Subaru BRZ is a pure driving car. It's a blast to take out on the road. The 6-speed manual is near perfect with its show throws. The pedals are perfectly placed for heel-tow downshifts. The brakes are responsive and the steering is direct. This car is all about having fun.
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2013 Scion FR-S Palomar Mountain Test Drive
http://www.autobytel.com/scion/fr-s/2013/ The 2013 Scion FR-S marks Toyota's return to the world of sports car. It has been many years since Toyota produced a dyed in the wool light-weight rear-wheel drive car. The Scion FR-S now bears the torch as the company's only sports car. This car was specifically designed for young drivers who buy and drive cars for the fun of it all. And Palomar Mountain in San Diego County is the perfect place to stretch the legs on the Scion FR-S. Route S6 is a legendary road that climbs a couple of thousand feet in less than 10 miles. This aggressive stretch of mountain road features over 20 hairpin turns and many high speed corners; all of which happen in less than 7 miles. Half the fun is the climb while the other half is the trip down the mountain.
The 2013 Scion FR-S is powered by a Boxer-4 engine sourced from Subaru. This naturally aspirated engine features direct-injection technology to make 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft. of torque. The flat layout of the engine allows for a lower center of gravity which helps with handling. The weight distribution is almost 50/50 and the extensive use of lightweight materials including aluminum helps keeps the car's curb weight below 2700 lbs.
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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Test Drive & Sub-Compact Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/fiat/500/2012/abarth/ The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth comes packing a turbocharged motor that delivers a heaping amount of torque at low RPM's which allows the driver to get off the line quick. The suspension is stiffer and the exterior is more aggressive. The Fiat 500 Abarth is a sub-compact car that is a total blast to drive. The MSRP on a 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth is $22,000.
Back in the 1950's Carlo Abarth used Fiat vehicles as race cars. These little automobiles were very successful racers and Carlo Abarth ventured out making high performance parts for Fiat vehicles. Fiat then bought out Abarth in 1971 and designated that name for their racing department. Fast forward to 2012 and we have a potent little rocket in the Fiat 500 Abarth.
Differentiating the Abarth from a more mundane Fiat 500 is easy. The Abarth model will carry with it the signature scorpion badges that Abarth is known for. Other styling ques include an Abarth sport stripe, performance front bumper, twin Exhaust, 2-piece rear fascia, rear spoiler, and 17-inch rims. On the inside the 2012 Fiat Abarth treats the driver to high performance sport seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum pedals, Boost gauge, Bose sound system, and more.
It's the performance aspect that sets the 2012 Fiat Abarth apart from the rest of the pack. Then engine is a turbocharged 16-valve 1.4 liter 4-cylinder that makes 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft. of torque. The power control module makes sure the Abarth is operating at peak performance while in Sport mode. The car still manages to get 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway too! The wheels are wrapped in sticky Pirelli P Zero tires for additional stick. Suspension wise the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth features stiffer springs and KONI shocks for added handling performance. The steering is quicker and more responsive thanks to a tuned system calibrated around the electric power steering unit. The brakes are larger rotors to take care of any spirited driving needs.
The 2012 Fiat Abarth is full of personality and it drives around like an angry little car looking for a fight. This is great for the driver that wants a fun and sporty sub-compact car. The turbocharged engine provides plenty of motivation while the suspension is capable of handling the twisties. As an added bonus all Fiat 500 Abarth buyers will get to experience a personalized Abarth Track Experience which include track instruction with a professional driver.
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2013 Scion FR-S Track Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/scion/fr-s/2013/ Autobytel recently had the opportunity to test the all-new 2013 Scion FR-S at the Spring Mountain Raceway outside of Las Vegas Nevada. Thanks to a 200 HP boxer engine sporting Toyota's D4-S direct and port injection system sending 151 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a Torsen limited slip differential helped the sport compact Scion FR-S more than met our expectations.
View our Other Scion FR-S Videos:
The History of the Scion FR-S - http://youtu.be/i6roOoLKpac
FIVE axis Scion FR-S Tuner Car - http://youtu.be/zsPReU5EW-Y
2013 Scion FR-S Walkaround - http://youtu.be/LYkLSHQryF8
2013 Scion FR-S Track Test - http://youtu.be/Xf4qXF8Xins
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2013 Subaru BRZ Limited Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth look at the all new 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited!
MSRP Pricing for the BRZ starts at:
$25,495 for the Premium model
$27, 495 for the Limited
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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2013 Subaru BRZ top speed run
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At the end of May I got a call from the Subaru dealership telling me my 2013 BRZ Limited had arrived and was ready for me to take delivery. After a grueling 1,000 mile break-in period I was looking forward to see what the car was capable of. I shipped the car to the autobahn to do some high speed runs in the car and attempt the top speed. The car is limited by its aerodynamics unfortunately so I had to get a good stretch which favored the car which allowed me to get up to 147 MPH. This isn't very high speed compared to other exotic cars but for a 200HP Subaru I was very impressed seeing what it's capable of on the top speed spectrum! For those of you who don't know this is a rear wheel drive Subaru and the car is fantastic to drive along with drifting ;)
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2013 Subaru BRZ vs Scion FR-S 0-60 MPH Mile High Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The almost identical 2013 Subaru BRZ and the 2013 Scion FR-S herald the return of the light and affordable rear-wheel drive sports car. Jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru there's very little that separates the two twins except for minor suspension differences. But since both cars can be purchased as with either an automatic transmission or a manual one we of course want to know which one is faster to 60 @1 mile above sea level...the automatic Subaru BRZ or the 6-speed manual Scion FR-S? Check out this fun TFLcar Mashup Review to find out.
2013 Ford Focus ST Review
Technology gives Focus ST a hot hatch advantage.
Standing for Sport Technologies, the ST badge is no gimmick, helping the Focus challenge long standing industry leaders in the hot hatch segment in a way that's almost not fair.
In the sport compact segment, refinement and power are considered mutually exclusive -- with one exception. That exception is a car that has been around for decades, and while it hasn't always been so refined, the modern iterations certainly are. We are, of course, speaking of the Volkswagen GTI.
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2013 Scion FR-S
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Scion has done "sporty" cars before, now they have done a true sports car. The 2013 FR-S has the potential to become an instant classic. Tom Voelk attends the press launch in Las Vegas, NV and spends a little quality time with this 2+2 on the track at Spring Mountain Raceway.
2013 Subaru BRZ Limited In Depth Tour, Engine Sound, Exterior and Interior
Many of you wanted an in depth tour of my BRZ so here is a very detailed look at the car. Some specs that I didn't mention in the video that you might be interested in:
0-60: 6.4 seconds
1/4 Mile Time: 14.9 sec @ 95.5 mph.
MPG: 22 city/30 highway for the manual, 25 city/34 highway for the automatic due to taller gear ratios.
Requires 91 octane fuel, 93 recommended.
Curb Weight: 2,750 lbs
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2013 Scion FR-S Custom Five Axis Edition Revealed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Scion FR-S will only be available in two different models...the 6 speed manual and the 6 speed automatic however it will be extremely customizable using parts from Toyota's in-house TRD division and Five Axis. Scion excepts their buyers to make the new FR-S their own with plenty of custom modifications like this 2013 Scion FR-S Custom Five Axis Edition. Check it out if you want to see an FR-S with custom wheels, TRD Exhaust system, and suspension modification, and of course the Five Axis body kit.
2013 Scion FR-S: Drive Review - Autoweek
Mark Vaughn hops into the driver's seat of the 2013 Scion FR-S.
For a more detailed look at the FR-S, click http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120425/CARREVIEWS/120429856?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social.
For more on the Subaru BRZ coupe (not in the video), click http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120405/CARNEWS/120409911?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social.
2013 Scion FR-S First Drive Racetrack Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Scion FR-S is one of the most exciting new cars to hit the showrooms as it heralds the return of the affordable rear-wheel-drive sports car. Along with the new Subaru BRZ the Scion FR-S is a hoot to drive both on the race track and on the road. Check out this first drive review as we put the new 2013 Scion FR-S to the test on both the road and racetrack just outside of Las Vegas Nevada
2013 Subaru BRZ vs Porsche 911 Carrera S Mile High Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Most people certainly won't cross shop a 2013 Subaru BRZ and the all new Porsche 911 Carrera S. Yet in many ways the two cars are very similar. They both have a similar type of flat engine, they both seat 2 comfortaby but you can get 4 people into the cars in a pinch, and they are both are classic rear wheel drive sports cars. Of course the Porsche cost 4X the money and has exactly 2X the horsepower of the BRZ and yet it is currently and possibly the most desired car by twenty something year olds. The Porsche is verging on super car status and yet it is possibly the most desired car by forty something year olds. Check it out as we mashup these two cars in this Mile High review to see what makes them so similar to each other.