SR Auto Group Scion FR-S Bulks Up and Hunkers Down
In addition to being the new “it” car for people who love driving for the sake of driving, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ twins have quickly become the darlings of the tuning world. They’re light, rear-wheel drive and relatively affordable. That last attributes means there’s likely to be more money left over for upgrades.
This was great news for SR Auto Group and OpenRoad Scion (a British Columbia dealer with locations in Richmond and Port Moody). It meant they could really go crazy with the upgrades. However, the end result isn’t particularly outrageous
For starters, SR installed a Rocket Bunny widebody kit on this Scion sport coupe project. If the name Rocket Bunny (which, when applied to the FR-S, means front and rear fender flares, side skirts, front splitter, rear bumper and rear wing) rings a bell, that’s because we featured a video profiling the man behind it, TRA-Kyoto proprietor Kei Miura in our Fast Forward section last month. To this, the folks at SR add a Seibon carbon fiber hood and fog light surrounds, APR carbon fiber side mirrors, smoked headlight lenses, and body-colored taillight masks.
As for the greasy bits, the stock wheels have been kicked to the curb in favor of a set of indigo-hued 57Extremes from Rays’ Gram Lights line. They measure 18”x9.5” in front and 18”x10.5” in back, and all four wear BF Goodrich gForce T/A radials. Those tires are able to get up close and personal with the fender flares thanks to a set of BC Racing adjustable coilovers, and the 2.0L flat-four engine now exhales through an Invidia cat-back exhaust system. This means the power increase over the stock 200hp is almost certainly minuscule, but the improvement in sound is no doubt much more obvious.
No word on the exact amount spent on all these upgrades, but we’d guess the total tab for the FR-S and the upgrades comes in between $35,000 and $40,000 U.S. Naturally there are other, arguably better ways to spend that kind of dough on a car (Early NSX, anyone?), but if you’re heart is set on a Toyobaru, this is a mighty fine direction in which to go with your modifications.
Source: SR Auto Group