Scion TRD FR-S Project Vehicle
In 2014, we had the opportunity to drive and capture the first ever Scion FR-S RS1 Turbo, well kind of. In actuality, it was a project vehicle that resembled the unreleased Scion FR-S RS1. In fact, the project vehicle inspired the current RS1. The work was done in partnership with Advanced Design Fabrication (ADF), Scion Racing, TRD, Toyota Technocraft, KMA Industries, GReddy, Techno Square, and Evasive Motorsports. Subtle differences sets the US Spec vs. the TRD Project Vehicle apart, the aero package are all JDM Spec. The addition of fender aero fins and the deletion of "TRD" from the rear bumper cover are notable differences.The project vehicle also gets a bump from the 200HP to 400HP with the help of an upgraded Greddy Turbo Kit, JE Pistons, Carrillo Rods, with a MOTEC engine management. The suspension is an adjustable coil-over system also from TRD.ADF did a great job in the interior with an 8-point roll cage, fuel cell, TRD gauges, and custom door panels. Seriously, you can't touch this FR-S.Let's look at the details up close.The rear bumper cover loses the embossed "TRD" that is on the Scion FR-S RS1Fender Aero Fins really sets the TRD Project Vehicle apart from the US Spec RS1GReddy Turbo Kit with upgraded Garrett Turbo8-Point cage, TRD gauges, TRD seats, and custom door inserts.Forged Volk Racing with Toyo Tires and TRD Big Brake Kit.Additional goodies! TRD Dual Tip Exhaust, 3-piece decklid spoilerYou just do not get better than this!Words and Photos: Denny H.