Scion has unveiled its FR-S Release Series 1.0 at the New York International Auto Show, drawing on track history and the known expertise of Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Available only in 1,500 examples, the FR-S Release Series 1.0 boasts of improved features like a custom-designed aero kit with a rear spoiler and side fender garnish as well as highlights like the TRD Quad Tip Exhaust System, TRD lowering springs and Smart Key with Push Button Start.
Scion Vice President Doug Murtha remarked that it is fitting that the first Scion FR-S Release Series draws on TRD heritage that inspired the FR-S design. He remarked that FR-S fans will sure appreciate the side spoilers and lowered stance provides “a look and feel meant for the track” at a price meant for them."
The Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 can be availed with either six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology.
The FR-S Release Series 1.0 also features TRD steering wheel, TRD shift knob, black seats with T-pattern, HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights, dual auto AC and TRD logo cargo mat.
Each of the examples will feature a sequential release series badge (1 of 1500) that is inlayed on its aluminum shifter surround plate.
The Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is available in bright Yuzu exterior finish. It will arrive in dealerships in August and will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at below $30,000, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $755.