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.
Scion have also used the Detroit show to unveil the ‘Firest 86’ Program. In response to a large volume of FR-S orders, the program will give 86 people the opportunity to be among the first to own the Scion FR-S. Starting on January 12th at noon EST, FR-S enthusiasts will have 8 hours and 6 minutes to submit their request at www.ScionFirst86.com.
For more pictures, head over to Autoblog. Links to full details of all cars can be found embeded in the text above!