The flat architecture of the engine allows it to be mounted low and pushed back far enough to classify it as a front mid-ship with a center of gravity lower than many sports cars today.
Notice the edgy front bumper, low and aggressive with fierce headlights.
The FR-S weighs slightly over 2,700 pounds. Scion engineers chose a solid roof instead of a sunroof; they added a rigid trunk instead of a hatchback; and, the hood consists of aluminum. Scion engineers focused on keeping the “weight down” and the “structural rigidity up.”
Scion engineers also kept the weight of the FR-S down by featuring lightweight 17-inch wheels--and they made them standard.
The trunk consists of a fold-flat cargo area that is large enough to carry a full set of race tires for a fun day at the track. Talk about Scion's racing heritage!
The FR-S features a flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel drive configuration. Its 2.0-liter, aspirated four-cylinder engine is the result of a joint development between Toyota and Subaru, which results in an impressive 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
The large center-mounted tachometer is clear and easy to read, keeping the driver aware of engine vitals.
The FR-S seats are mounted low, yet remain comfortable and assertive.