http://www.autobytel.com/scion/fr-s/2013/?id=32972 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/?id=32972 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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2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Test Drive & Sub-Compact Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/fiat/500/2012/abarth/?id=32972 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
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86FEST Import Car Show Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota AE-86 @ Fontana Auto Club Speedway
http://www.autobytel.com/scion/fr-s/2013/?id=32972 Autobytel's own FR-S
fanatic T.J. Keon was recently invited out to Auto Club Speedway in
Fontana, CA for the first ever 86FEST, a gathering and celebration of all
things Toyobaru and pays homage to the original AE-86 with everything from
a car show to on track activities.
We were fortunate enough to catch up with the man who loves little red
Hachis more than anyone else, Antonio Alvendia, from Cipher Garage and
MotorMavens.com and is responsible for 86FEST. Scion Racing driver Ken
Gushi was also on hand to talk about drifting as well as daily driving an
FR-S after signing a few autographs and smoking a few sets of tires.
Finally we were able to catch up with Speedhunter Larry Chen where the
Drift Photo aficionado shared a story of a very special Hachi Roku with
only 48 original kilometers that had been kept in a basement for the past
25 years he found on a recent trip to Belgium.
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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Test Drive & Sports Sedan Car Video Review
hard to find a vehicle that is as amazing as the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Evolution for under $40,000. This sport compact car offers great
acceleration, loads of power, and a high tech AWD system that rivals sports
cars costing twice as much. The Evo is built to be bulletproof withstanding
the abuses of Rally car racing. Base price on a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Evolution is $34,495.
Only 2 cars come to mind when you think about high performance at an
affordable price tag; the Subaru STi and the Mitsubishi Evolution. These turbocharged AWD monsters have been
inevitably pitted against one another for over a decade. The 2012
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine
that makes 291 horsepower and 300 lb-ft. of
torque. Transmission choices are a 5-speed manual or a trick Twin
Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission with paddle shifters. 0-60 MPH blasts
by in less than 5 seconds. The all-wheel drive system called Super
All-Wheel Control is very revolutionary allowing the Evo to send power to
wither the outside or inside wheels resulting in awesome handling and
cornering ability. Huge Brembo brake rotors and calipers are standard and
provide excellent stopping power.
On the inside the 2012 Mitsubishi Evolution comes with Recaro Sport Seats
which are found on many racing applications and high end sports cars. The
seats provide much need support in spirited driving situations. Aluminum
trim pieces tie the interior together. On the outside the Evo comes
standard with 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 245 series performance tires.
The aluminum roof lightens the car while also reducing the center of
gravity which adds to the handling prowlness. Each Evolution comes with HID
headlights that not only look cool but make for a safer drive at night.
The Evolution is a car that is built for fun and serious performance. The
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a car that wants to be driven on the
track. This car can make and average driver into a much better driver
thanks to the intelligent AWD system. There are many reasons to buy a new
Evolution: it is powerful, it sounds great, it can handle, and the list
goes on and on. Maybe the best part is the 5 year 60,000 mile warranty on a
car that is bound to be abused.
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The Subaru BRZ Concept STI is the second FR car from Subaru - the first
being Subaru's first car ever, the Subaru 1500. BRZ stands for "Boxer,
Rear-wheel drive, Zenith," or "Boxer Renaissance Zenith." The Toyota 86 is
a sports car developed jointly by Japanese automobile manufacturers Toyota
and Subaru. It has 2+2 seats, a 2-door coupé body style and a
front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.
The model will be sold under three different brands: Toyota (Toyota 86 in
Japan and Australia and Toyota GT-86 in Europe), Subaru (Subaru BRZ) and
Scion (Scion FR-S).
"86" (pronounced "eight-six" or Hachi-Roku (ハチロク)) refers to the
Toyota Corolla Levin series AE86 and the Toyota Sprinter Trueno series
AE86, a particular series of cars sold between 1983 and 1987 (The Trueno
was a hatchback, and the Levin had a trunk ). As such, the Toyota 86 has
been named as the spiritual successor of the original AE86 during the press
release of the 86.
The signifigance of the reference to the series AE86 was that both the
Trueno and Levin of this series were the last with rear wheel drive; the
following Sprinter Trueno and Corolla Levin series AE92 were released with
front wheel drive thereafter.
The Toyota and Scion have little distinguishing elements - the latter has
cheaper pieces to reduce base price in the United States. The Subaru BRZ
differs mainly in its front end, where the grille has an hexagonal shape
versus an inverted trapezoid in the Toyota and Scion, along with the
placement of the BRZ as the most luxurious variant of the platform, with
more standard features and a higher suggested price than the
Toyota-marketed versions.
In Japan, it will be exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships called Netz
Store locations, which uses the same sales approach used at North American
sales channel called Scion.
It was first presented as a concept car at the October 2009 Tokyo Motor
Show under the name Toyota FT-86, FT being shorthand for "Future Toyota".
Later, a high-performance version was launched at the January 2010 Tokyo
Auto Salon as the Toyota FT-86 G Sports. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, a
third concept car was shown, the Toyota FT-86 II. The BRZ and FR-S also had
their concept cars, the Subaru BRZ Concept STI and the Scion FR-S Concept.
The production version of the 86, BRZ and FR-S were unveiled at the 2011
Tokyo Motor Show.
Initially, the 86 and sister models will feature a Subaru-sourced naturally
aspirated 2.0 L flat-4 boxer gasoline engine (Toyota engine code 4U-GSE,
Subaru engine code FA20) that will deliver 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) that
includes a direct injection system from Toyota. The model will be offered
with two six-speed transmissions: a manual and an automatic with paddle
shifters. The weight of the 86 is 1,180 to 1,250 kilograms (2,600 to 2,760
lb) depending on specification and equipment. 
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1988), better known by her stage name Meisa Kuroki (黒木 メイサ Kuroki
Meisa?), is a Japanese actress, model and singer born in Nago, Okinawa,
Japan. She is represented by the agency Sweet Power and is signed to Sony
Music Japan. She made her acting debut in 2004. She has modeled for the
popular Japanese fashion magazine JJ, among others, and is the current
Japanese representative for Epson and Giorgio Armani. She has appeared in
numerous television dramas, commercials, films, and stage productions.
In addition to her modeling work for the fashion magazines JJ and 25ans,
Kuroki has released two photobooks, one of her own, Love Meisa, and a joint
one, Missmatch, with her best friend and actress, Maki Horikita,
photographed by Kishin Shinoyama. In 2009 Kuroki was chosen as the Japanese
face of international fashion brand, Emporio Armani, and she also appeared
in numerous events for the brand worldwide. In 2010 Kuroki was chosen
as the international face of French cosmetic brand, L'Oréal.
2013 Scion FR-S: Drive Review - Autoweek
Mark Vaughn hops into the driver's seat of the 2013 Scion FR-S.
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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 Scion FR-S - Car Tech
The Scion FR-S has the guts of a Subaru, lines of a Nissan GT-R, and the
tech of Toyota. Take a ride with CNET's Brian Cooley and check the tech.
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
All the Differences Between the BRZ and FR-S
I run you through every difference between the Subaru BRZ and the Scion
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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
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2013 Scion FR-S: GReddy Tuned - Autoweek Drives
Mark Vaughn takes a GReddy tuned Scion FR-S to a Cars And Coffee meetup.
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Affordable rear-wheel drive sports coupes, especially those hailing from
the other side of the Pacific, have historically been a rather rare breed.
But now, thanks to Hyundai and Scion, us regular folk have not one but two
inexpensive rear-wheel drive sports coupes to choose from that don't
feature big thirsty engines or pony car badges.
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