BY GERRY MILES
There’s little surprise, really, that after the successful launch of the Toyota FR-S/Subaru BRZ that a more sporting edition would eventually arrive. Today, it has.
Scio, aka Toyota’s hip-hop happening’ arm, added some of Toyota’s Racing Development or TRD tweaks to reveal the FR-S Release Series 1.0 at the NY Auto Show.
The Series 1.0 is a limited edition with just 1,500 copies to be built with such enhanced features as a custom-designed aero kit with a rear spoiler and side fender garnish, TRD Quad Tip Exhaust System, TRD lowering springs and Smart Key with Push Button Start and Yuzu exterior paint color.
The series offers either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will start under $30,000, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $755.
Additional FR-S Release Series 1.0 features include:
TRD steering wheel
TRD shift knob
Black seats with T-pattern
HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights
Dual auto AC
TRD logo cargo mat
Each vehicle will feature its sequential release series badge (1 of 1500) on its brushed aluminum shifter surround plate. The cars are expected to arrive in dealerships in August.