Photos of Scion FR-S Concept Leaked Ahead of New York Show

Although the car wasn’t officially meant to debut until later today at the New York auto show, two leaked pictures let us have an early peek at the Scion FR-S concept. Scion released a teaser video of the vehicle a week ago, promising it would debut in New York.

Not much is known about the Scion, but it’s expected to a version of the upcoming Toyota FT-86 sports coupe rebranded as a Scion for sale in the U.S. That means the FR-S should have a 2.0- or 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four engine and rear-wheel drive -- the youth-oriented brand’s first rear-drive car. The styling is very closely related to the FT-86 concepts we’ve seen at prior auto shows, with oxygen-guzzling front air intakes, large wheels, and an aggressive coupe roofline.

We’ve already seen the Toyota FT-86 preening for photographers, as well as the engine that will power Subaru’s take on a new rear-drive sports coupe (the FT-86 is a joint project between Toyota and Subaru.) Now we’re just waiting for the finished FT-86 to be unveiled, which may happen at the Tokyo motor show later this year.

What do you think of the styling of the Scion FR-S, and would you consider buying one? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Speedhunters

Robert Derr
A rear-wheel drive like this is way past due. Makes no difference if it's Toyota or Scion. I now have a 2010 Eclipse V6. The car is a little large and needs rear wheel drive. I'm ready for another Toyota product- rear wheel drive. The FRS would be hot. Hopefully not much larger than a TC and smaller than a camaro. Don't forget the six speed tranny.
Even a 50 yr old like me would love to be seen in this!!
This is the kind of car Scion should be selling. Toyota should replace all of the Scions with this model and relaunch the brand. Then about six months later, roll out a convertible and sedan based on this car.
Car-loving Houstonian
This might make me accept asian vehicles, especially if there was an american v8 or v6 drop in it.
This vesion & concept-I are way better looking than concept-II. Concept-II was over done with the body kit, whale tail & l.e.ds running up the side of the air intakes. When is the release date!? And why are they giving this to Scion? Toyota really needs something intering in the showroom. Very nice. though

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