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:
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:
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: