Posted Feb 13th 2012 2:10AM
The 2012 Scion FR-S Race Car will be competing in the 2012 Formula DRIFT series with veteran driver Ken Gushi behind the wheel. Scion only recently unveiled the FR-S sports car – the American version of the Toyota GT 86 – and their racing arm is already unleashing the FR-S Race Car – a racing prototype developed in cooperation with GReddy. Scion unveiled its Scion Racing/GReddy FR-S race car during a press conference at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.
The 2012 Scion FR-S Race Car made its debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, but will be making its racing debut in the 2012 Formula DRIFT series with veteran driver, Ken Gushi, behind the wheel.
The stock 2012 Scion FR-S Race Car will be powered by a 200-horse, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 151 lb-ft of torque. The rear-drive sports car will offer a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission (with paddle shifters), and take premium fuel. Weight distribution on the production car is expected to be 53:47. The race car is inspired by the 2013 Scion FR-S, a compact rear-wheel-drive sports car that will go on sale in the spring of 2012. The high-performance coupe is the fifth model to join the 2012 Scion FR-S Race Car family.