The Scion FR-S has been confirmed as the official vehicle for the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity race scheduled on April 20.
The FR-S will replace the Scion tC for this year's race, representing the first RWD vehicle used in the last 27 years. The tC started its service in 2005 and before that a FWD Toyota Celica was used. The 2013 race is scheduled for April 20 and will feature a slightly modified 2013 FR-S.
The rear-wheel drive coupe has been fitted with an array of parts and equipment from Toyota Racing Development, including beefier brakes, new coil overs and springs, 18-inch wheels, larger air intake, stainless steel exhaust and the usual safety gear. Thanks to these changes, the Scion FR-S outputs 210 hp (156.6 kW) at 7,000 rpm.
Further technical details are available in the following press release.