I am sure by now we have all seen the Scion FRS Concept car that was released this year at the New York Auto show. Well in an effort to not be forgotten Scion has posted a couple of PR videos on their YouTube channel. We’ve grabbed them so that you won’t have to wonder to far from Car Rolodex to check them out.
Unfortunately there is no mention of any new information regarding to the car as in both videos they stick to the information released to the Press during the New York Auto show. They also make no mention of which of the concepts design cues will make it into the final product
In the first video we get a design walk through tour of the creation of the concept car from Formula Drift driver Ken Gushi. Ken is currently a drift driver for the Scion Racing team which currently races a 2009 tC in the Formula Drift Series. While you’re watching the video check out all of cutting edge tech at the fiveaxes shop.
In the second video we sit down with Scion’s VP Jack Hollis. Jack introduces the car and then we get to see a little of the cars build up. We then once again honor the AE-86 Carolla because its spirit was the inspiration for the FRS as well as being its performance bench mark. I know it sounds crazy to have a Carolla be your performance bench mark however the AE-86 is a legend in the Drifting world and has been credited with being the Grand Daddy of drifting cars. Jack Hollis ends the video by saying with an exclamation point that the car is coming and we will all be able to test drive one soon. Let hope so Jack as this may be a Scion that I would actually be excited to drive.