Detroit has thrown up a number of interesting concepts and production cars. One of these was the Scion FR-S drift car, pictured here by Autoblog. The Scion FR-S is essentially the Scion variant of the Toyota GT 86, which itself was developed alongside the Subaru BRZ. This drift car concept comes as a collaboration between Scion Racing and GReddy. It will compete in the 2012 Formula DRIFT series with veteran driver Ken Gushi.
Essentially, the FR-S has received major modifications allowing a rubber-burning 600hp power output to become possible.
Just to recap on the specs of the Scion FR-S that will enter production in spring; The FR-S Concept stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport. The naturally aspirated 2.0-liter Boxer flat-four can mate with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The manual offers shifts with a short-throw, while the automatic transmission features shifts that are initiated by steering- wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Power is distributed via a limited-slip differential.
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