Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 12th, 2011, 2:58 pm

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This got really dull.

Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 12th, 2011, 3:04 pm

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Dull isn't bad (it is a toyota....) more so it is in the bloodline of the 86 and supra. It has electric power steering, I want to pre order one now, but I also want to drive it before I commit. I do think that with some aftermarket and home done touches I'd have it how I want it in short order.
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Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 12th, 2011, 3:09 pm

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That was my first thought the concept car was toned down. I'm looking forward to seeing the car in person and test driving it. But I don't like hood crease by the Scion branding. I'm sure the tuners will change that detail.
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Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 13th, 2011, 4:12 am

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Toyota didn't get the "God is in the details." memo, yet.
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I wish they did.

The technical backbone of that thing got me sallivating. For the first time since the original
Miata a major company got the "back to basics" sports car meme right.

And I do love the 4 Zylinder Boxer in front. Subaru never made clever use of that technical
USP. As a whole the car reminds me very much of the best car I ever had as a young jerk.
[You american guys won't know it]: Alfasud Sprint. Made by Alfa Romeo. It too had a water cooled
boxer in front and a coupe body. But it sat 4 adults and was front wheel drive. Despite of that
it was the best drivers car one could imagine. Eagerly reving with a rasping sound and wanting
to be flung into corners.



I do even see some hints at Alfa Romeo in the interior shots of the new Scion/Toyota/Subaru:

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But that may just be me...

The concept was far more contemporary but the parts required couldn't be found in the bin:
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Despite the production car loosing some of the flavour I am looking forward to the first test drive and
am thinking of building the Subaru version into something even more restrained, oozing classic racing style.

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Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 13th, 2011, 8:25 am

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I think it's going to be banned in Germany:

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You can't go driving around with the nazi SS symbol on the side of your car, can you?

I think the design is ok. I think the proportions are way off of what I would like. I'd take an Alfasud, rust and all, before the Toyota.
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Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 13th, 2011, 9:19 am

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So, I am not the only one, who sees that SS Rune. Up close it reeds more like "BS"
which does improve on connotation, but only slightly.
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I'd take another Alfasud in a heartbeat, but not any day, since they were not made
to be driven every day. It is not only the rust. The wipers packed up during heavy rain,
etc. ...

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Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 13th, 2011, 10:21 am

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I wonder how the Scion version will sit next to the Scion tC? I'm guessing the proportion is clearly different that the tC?

While these are not crazy, and they did make compromises from the concept... Of course.... They are still tidy little coupes. If I was in my 20s I would have been interested. Of course I owned an MR2 in my 20s.

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December 13th, 2011, 10:59 am

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I am years away from 20, and I still want to get a go in the BRZ !
Till now I felt too young for a midlife crizis, but what the heck !

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December 13th, 2011, 11:59 am

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I wonder how the Scion version will sit next to the Scion tC? I'm guessing the proportion is clearly different that the tC?
The TC is 174" long, 70.7" wide, and 55.7" tall. The FR-S is 166.7" long, 69.9" wide, and 51.2" tall.
This shows it to be just slightly bigger than a Miata.

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So thats about the size of a Civic coupe.

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December 13th, 2011, 12:06 pm

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So, very close to a last generation Celica?

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December 13th, 2011, 12:24 pm

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wow this is much smaller than I thought it was. almost same hood height as the mazda.

The concept styling would probably be way too much on a car this little.

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December 13th, 2011, 4:26 pm

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It will probably be really fun to drive. Too small for my needs though.

The diffuser at lower rear is way too much. There's more going on in the exhaust area than the trunk lid. Borderline trashy, like a tramp stamp and rhinestone bejeweled thong strap. :!:
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December 13th, 2011, 4:48 pm

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Don't like the way the styling turned out (clumsy detailing and bland), but I really like the idea. Have to see one in person- it's hard to visualize this being Miata sized, especially the interior with back seats. A simple, light, cheap, RWD car is what every car magazine and blog has been asking for for years. I'm really curious to see whether the general public actually buys any.

Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 14th, 2011, 8:20 am

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Scott: Maybe we should buy the drivetrains, have Yo! design a body and go to production.

Emotion is such a huge element of successful automobiles. The concept looked clunky in photos, but very nice in person. Perhaps it's the same with this. If so, it will be a huge hit.
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Re: Scion FR-S Sports Coupe Concept

December 14th, 2011, 10:11 am

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http://jalopnik.com/5863632/subaru-brz- ... /gallery/1

I think the Subaru BRZ has a much more refined front end, and translates the original FT-86 concept into a car I could look at every day... And rumors of a turbocharged version are very very intriguing!
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