Scion has released new details about the 2013 FR-S, ahead of its launch in June.
Priced from $24,200, the coupe is described as an "authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling." It features sporty exterior styling with an aggressive front fascia, a dual exhaust system and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the cabin is nicely equipped with heavily-bolstered sport seats, a three-gauge instrument cluster and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other highlights include a programmable shift-indicator, FR-S badged floor mats and an eight-speaker audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The model can also be equipped with an optional BeSpoke infotainment system which can be paired to an iPhone to access data from Facebook and Twitter.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that develops 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS) and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Rev Management technology that "quickly raises the engine speed to help match engine revs to gear ratios on downshifts, limiting driveline shock and adding to the visceral experience of driving the car." Regardless of which transmission is selected, both send power to the rear-wheels through a Torsen limited-slip differential.
Check out the press release for additional information