Cartel Customs does the Scion FR-S Speedster

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 16, 2012

Toyota Racing introduced a custom-built Scion FR-S Speedster show vehicle on April 13 in celebration of the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Joe Iacono of Iacono Design and Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs designed and assembled this car, which could be seen on the site as well as on a limited edition poster to commemorate the race event.

The custom show vehicle, the product of cooperation between Toyota and Scion (its youth brand), is based on the 2013 Scion FR-S, a rear-wheel-drive sports car with superbly balanced performance and handling, gripping style, flexible utility and very good fuel economy. The makers of the FR-S took inspiration from the AE86 generation of the Corolla, known better as the “Hachi-Roku,” which means “8-6” in Japanese.

Its design matches its core goal to achieve “pure balance,” as evidenced by its compact size, flat shape and strategic use of the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration. The car was styled by Cartel Customs to play up Toyota’s rich racing heritage. It has the number 86 on its door panels and rear wing and also gets the Toyota Racing’s distinctive paint scheme.

Its exterior revisions include Cartel Traditional Signature Series Chop Top, modified front fenders and hood, custom-molded rear deck with hand-made sheet metal speed blisters, custom metal fabrication interior and exterior panels, APR Performance Custom 61” carbon fiber wing, and custom formed and cut glass front windshield and side door glass.

Meanwhile, the interior revisions are comprised of custom-shaped metal door panels with carbon fiber insets, carbon rear panel false wall, modified dash center drive gauge cluster and carbon switch panel, and red and white accented seats, dash and center console.

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