10TH SEMA SCION TUNER CHALLENGE

SPEEDHUNTERS WINS WITH A RETRO IMSA RACE-THEMED FR-S

Building a custom Scion is fun, but doing it with a 90-day deadline and a $15,000 budget requires imagination, technical skills and midnight oil. Three Scion media partners went head-to-head customizing a Scion FR-S for the 10th annual Scion Tuner Challenge at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Super Street magazine and GT Channel created cool cars, but Speedhunters, an international collective of photographers, writers and drivers, stole the show with their entry that fused inspiration from vintage TRD, TRA Kyoto, Trans-Am, pro touring and muscle cars.

Here are some cool facts about Speedhunters Scion:

  • It was built in a 2-car garage, after work, with the help of a lot of friends
  • The team preferred customizing with a welder rather than wrenches
  • The door handles and mirrors are “shaved” to give it a clean look
  • Because it’s a retro-inspired build, Speedhunters used era-specific parts, like old school fender mirrors from Japan that were the perfect shape for the ZN6’s fenders
  • The car features a louvered hood; Speedhunters honcho, Kevin Charvonia said, “Standing in a wooden shack with a hot cup of coffee in hand, watching Chip Quinn of Hot Rod Central work his magic punching louvers, felt like a real time warp.”

A SCION & TRD EXCLUSIVE!

Paying Homage to the Sport Coupe’s Racing Roots

There’s nothing subtle about the Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0. It’s the way you’d build an FR-S if you had the resources of Scion and TRD. Check it out: Curb appeal that’s off the charts, an interior that’s refined with the driver in mind, and suspension that takes handling to new levels of precision. If all that wasn’t enough, then there’s the bright Yuzu exterior paint–a first for a Scion – that will surely catch your attention.

TRD took the sleek shape of the FR-S and made it even more slippery with a custom-designed aero kit, with 3-piece rear spoiler and side fender garnish–accented by a TRD quad tip exhaust system that sounds as good as it looks.

Release Series 1.0 exterior bits:

  • TRD aero kit with 3-piece rear spoiler and side fender garnish
  • TRD quad tip exhaust system
  • HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights

That “new car” smell

Bringing New Energy to the Driver’s Seat

Inside, the interior is a perfect fit with GT 86 “Black” seats with FR-S signature T-Pattern insets plus a leather-wrapped TRD steering wheel and shift knob. There’s even a special plaque designating the build number of this exclusive release of 1,500 vehicles. Then in back, you’ll find a stylish cargo mat sporting the TRD logo. The exterior of the Release Series 1.0 is garnished with:

  • TRD leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • TRD leather-wrapped shift knob
  • TRD shifter-plate that includes a sequentially numbered FR-S Release Series 1.0 badge
  • TRD logo cargo mat
  • Smart Key with push button start

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ONE SMOOTH RIDE

IT’S ALL ABOUT WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE

The Release Series 1.0 is equipped with TRD Lowering Springs, dropping the vehicle 1-inch. This results in enhanced response, smoother cornering and performance handling.