Here at SpeedList, we love sports cars – especially when they are fun and affordable. Today we take a look at the Scion FR-S, one of the most exciting and affordable sports car. It takes page one and chapter one right out of the sports car handbook with rear-wheel-drive, a 200-hp engine and a 6-speed manual transmission.
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Power for the Scion FR-S comes from a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine from Subaru making 200-hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. Mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters (we recommend manual of course) – 0 to 60 mph comes in just 6 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph.
“Serving as a laboratory for Toyota, Scion is always experimenting with new things,” said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. “The brand is iconic with the xB, adrenalized by the tC, and groundbreaking with the iQ. The FR-S will no doubt serve as the halo car, expanding Scion into a new dimension of driving performance.”
Hollis isn’t kidding. Since the FR-S hit dealerships, it has been nominated and received numerous awards in the sports car segment.
How much does all this awesomeness cost? $25,455 for the 6-speed manual and $26,555 for the 6-speed automatic – don’t worry you’ll enjoy spending every dollar.