2014 Scion FR-S Gains Release Series 1.0 Package

The 2014 Scion FR-S rear-wheel-drive sports car gets its first Release Series model this year called the Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0. Whereas most of these Scion Release Series models comprise mild tweaks like nicer wheels, a body kit, and a new exterior color, this special edition actually adds TRD performance parts and some extra equipment.

This means that the Scion FR-S Release Series should offer a real performance bump over the standard FR-S, thanks to the addition of a TRD exhaust system and TRD lowering springs. These upgrades are backed up by a more aggressive exterior, which is painted in bright Yuzu yellow and features a body kit with a new lower front fascia and a rear spoiler. On the inside, the Scion FR-S Release Series gains a TRD steering wheel and shift knob, as well as a special pattern for the black upholstery. Each of the 1500 Release Series models also display a special sequential release badge near the shifter with a number between 1 and 1500 signifying each specific car’s place in the production run.

In addition to the performance kit, the FR-S Release Series gains features unavailable on other Scion FR-S models like pushbutton start, HID headlights, and dual-zone automatic climate control. You’d think that all of these upgrades would make for a significant price bump over the FR-S’ $25,455 starting price with destination, but Scion says that this model will still come in below $30,000, excluding destination. That’s a good deal considering the amount of equipment added to this Release Series model, which is available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Scion will release more specific pricing closer to the car’s on-sale date in August.

Terra Pirata
More HP and Torque is what some people is asking for, but yeah... bring some dual climate zone, hid lights and red springs and other red stuff with a nice kit and you can charge 29.999 for a car that perform like a 99 Celica with prius tires.
SuperCarEnthusiast
@Terra Pirata,They are limited on the engine options for more power, since the upcoming Toyota Supra/BMW Z4 combo will be available in 2016-2017 timeframe.  I love to have a doubling of hp and torque too.  Just have to wait for the new - old model to come out!  LOL! 

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