Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0
The Scion FR-S is a fun to drive lightweight rear-wheel-drive sports car. The car may not be the fastest machine in the world, but it is a well balanced car perfect for a back road.
The car is affordable, but that means that higher-end feeling trim is not often used. That was until now. The exclusive Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 offers a more luxurious performance machine and only 1,000 examples will be produced.
“The FR-S is well known for being a fabulous sports car, and now we’re taking it up a notch in the luxury arena,” said Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland. “It’s the perfect car to take from the race track during the day to the red carpet that evening.”
The styling of the Release Series 2.0 is very similar to the standard FR-S, but with a few exterior changes. Among these are the aero kit that features a modified front facia and a reworked rear spoiler. Also, setting off the special edition are 17-inch forged allow wheels painted in a color called Lunar Storm.
Inside the special FR-S you find heated seats that are finished in black Alcantara and leather featuring camel colored accents. The color scheme continues throughout the interior. The car gets a leather-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob and brake lever. To denote the sequential production number of each car the count is embroidered on the dash insert, numbered from 1 to 1,000.
Under the hood you’ll find the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that puts out 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission are available to help get the power to the rear wheels. The result of this is a 0-60 mph that takes 6.8 seconds.
The starting price for the manual FR-S Release Series 2.0 is $29,510 and that goes up to $30,610 for the automatic transmission.
The FR-S Release Series 2.0 Is a more luxurious car over the standard machine with the starting price being just $5,000 more than the standard car, it represents a good value. The one thing we wish that Scion would have added was a power bump. Even just 20 horsepower would make this special edition very big news. Of course that would likely require Subaru making a few tweaks to the engine and that isn’t going to happen.