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Scion FR-S concept (photos)

The Toyota FT-86 appears in its fourth incarnation, wearing its third badge yet, in the form of the Scion FR-S concept.

Antuan Goodwin
Antuan Goodwin gained his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and electrification to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable.
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The Toyota FT-86 appears in its fourth incarnation, wearing its third badge yet, as the new Scion FR-S concept at the 2011 New York auto show.

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FR-S stands for front-engine rear-drive sport, which pretty much sums up this concept's configuration and intention.

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The lower grille opening features a smoother design than the FT-86 II concept we saw in Geneva and the entire vehicle seems flatter to the ground.

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Look beneath the angular headlamps and you'll see a pair of small air intakes, presumably for cooling the massive brakes.

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The FR-S concept features 18-inch, four-pot motorcycle style brakes that fill its 20-inch Five-Axis wheels. The wheel fit is staggered, 8-inches wide up front with 10-inchers out back.

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The wavy grille design reminds us of the Infiniti FX's gaping maw.

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LED lighting arrays illuminate the road ahead of the FR-S.

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The FR-S' hood actually sits lower than its front bumper, forming the angry eyebrows that complete the coupe's pissed-off look.

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The FR-S concept is a two-seater, but Scion hints that a production model could be a 2+2 configuration with a fold-flat rear bench and a spacious rear hatch.

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The FR-S' rear diffuser easily occupies half of the rear end's visible surface. Further up, the wrap-around tail lamps make the coupe look angry on both ends.

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Useless rear-view mirrors are the hallmark of any good concept car.

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We're already well versed in this platform's power train. Up front is a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine that utilizes both direct and port injection to send an as-yet unspecified amount of power to the rear wheels.

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Torque is sent to the rear axle via either a six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter or a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Either way, the rear axle features a limited slip differential to manage available grip.

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