Yesterday a story broke about a Turbo Scion FR-S being tested at Laguna Seca Raceway in California. Now don’t get too excited as this is not a production prototype or even the testing of an aftermarket accessory kit per say. What Motor Trend stumbled on to yesterday was the Scion Drifting team testing one of their race car prototypes for the upcoming drifting season.
The work on the car is being done by GReddy, who is an aftermarket products company specializing in Japanese cars. The rumor form motor Trend is that the car has been equipped with a custom turbocharged power plant, which includes a turbo that could dry your hair in 5 seconds flat, a new air intake, and larger more free flowing exhaust.
We are still standing by the rumors that we reported last month about the Scion FR-S and Toyota GT-86 receiving a TRD developed Supercharger with the Subaru BRZ using a turbo for its forced induction high performance version of the 2 door sports coupe. However those versions of the Tokyo Triplets are not slated to be revealed to the world until the end of summer early fall of this year, as 2013 models.
To read about the Turbocharging and Supercharging rumors check out the links below.
To read the article titled: “Toyota GT-86 / Scion FR-S will get the TRD Treatment“
To read the article titled: “A Quick Subaru BRZ – Turbo and WRX Rumour Mill Update“