Undoubtedly the fastest Scion ever made.
The Scion FRS is one of the best sports cars of the past decade, offering an affordable and easy-to-drive package for newcomers and seasoned gearheads alike. While fans patiently await the reveal of the new Toyota 86 (the FRS shares its DNA with the first-generation 86 and Subaru BRZ), the aftermarket scene for the first gen car continues to boom. The FRS, 86, and BRZ are such versatile platforms, and it's nothing special to see track-prepped versions sitting next to insane supercharged monsters at a car meet.
Sometimes even a common engine swap can be interesting, especially when the end result is 1,800 horsepower. And here we get to witness a 2JZ-powered FRS blasting down the strip with its two front wheels in the air.
Brady from Pure Automotive introduces the car and explains that after six years of racing this vehicle, they finally cracked a six-second quarter-mile time. How was that accomplished? With a ton of money and time of course. This FRS has had its heart ripped out and replaced with a turbocharged 2JZ engine out of an A80 Toyota Supra. The car runs a Motec engine management system and drives the rear wheels via a turbo 400 transmission and a nine-inch rear solid axle. The turbocharger on this beast is a Precision Pro Mod 88-mm unit mated with a 3.2-liter stroker billet block and fully forged internals. Brady calls it "a basic setup", and claims a wheel horsepower figure of around 1,800 hp.
At the track this thing looks absolutely nuts as it lifts its front tires off the ground at launch. In the video, the car is seen running mid six-second times with the best being an impressive 6.494 at 221.02 mph.
In comparison, the standard Scion FRS will reach 60 mph in more or less the same time it takes this car to complete the quarter mile. Nuts.