We have all heard the phrase that a picture is worth a thousand words and in case it certainly is as we track down the first pictures of the Toyota GT-86 / Scion FR-S receiving the TRD treatment. This rumour was started back in the summer when the then called Toyota FT-86 had its brochure leaked on the internet. On some of those pages there was evidence that Toyota’s TRD division had a slew of bolt on aftermarket part that would be ready to go when the car was released.
Well the cars were recently announced at the Tokyo Motor Show and the North American version will be branded a Scion wearing an FR-S name plate. We have now uncovered a photo of a lone FR-S sitting in a garage some were in Japan equipped with TRD parts. As you can see form the picture the brakes have been upgraded and the suspension appears to have been lowered. There have been some minor aerodynamic upgrades as well, mainly the lip spoiler that is now hanging off of the trunk lid.
We would have loved to have seen under the hood to confirm the rumors that TRD has a supercharger kit ready to go that will bump the horse power to the Subaru BRZ WRX level of 265 hp. We have also read rumbling on GT-86 fan sites that indicate a tuned exhaust system may also have been developed by TRD. You will have to check back to our site later to receive confirmation that the FA20 2.0-liter 4-cylindat boxer engine will receive forced induction like it’s Subaru stalemate. The TRD-tuned Toyota GT-86 / Scion FR-S are expected to be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.
To catch up on the other rumors that are circling these Tokyo triplets see the links below.
To read more about the Subaru BRZ, Turbo Rumor Click Here: http://wp.me/p1sgG3-In
To read more about the Toyota/TRD, Supercharger Rumor Click Here: http://wp.me/p1sgG3-HF
To get the full Subaru BRZ Specs Click Here: http://wp.me/p1sgG3-Hg