Motorsports Brands - Toyota Racing Introduces Scion FR-S Speedster
LONG BEACH, April 13, 2012: Toyota Racing will debut a custom-built Scion FR-S Speedster show
vehicle on Friday, April 13 to celebrate the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Designed and built byJoe Iacono of Iacono Design and Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, the car will be both showcased on site
and featured on a limited edition poster commemorating the race event.
The vehicle will be on display in the Lifestyle Expo lobby on Friday and Saturday and will serve as the official
Grand Marshal vehicle on Sunday, escorting this year's IZOD IndyCar Series race Grand Marshal Parnelli
Jones. It will be piloted by race car driver and 2012 Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame inductee Scott
Pruett. Following the Grand Prix, the Scion FR-S Speedster will be available for select appearances.
"The Scion FR-S Speedster is a true sports car that embodies the spirit of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
and our commitment to motorsports," said Toyota National Motorsports Manager Les Unger. "We think
enthusiasts are really going to enjoy seeing this vehicle during the race weekend festivities."
The custom show vehicle--the result of a collaboration between Toyota and its youth brand Scion--is modeled
after the 2013 Scion FR-S, a rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling,
compelling style, flexible utility and surprising fuel economy. The FR-S was most inspired by the AE86
generation of the Corolla, better known as the "Hachi-Roku," meaning "8-6" in Japanese. It was designed
around the core goal of achieving "pure balance," as demonstrated by its compact size, flat shape and strategic
use of the world's only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration.
Cartel Customs styled the car in a nod to Toyota's rich racing heritage. The vehicle proudly bears the number 86
on its door panels and rear wing. It also features Toyota Racing's iconic paint scheme. Exterior modifications
include Cartel Traditional Signature Series Chop Top, modified front fenders and hood, custom-molded rear
deck with hand-made sheet metal speed blisters, custom metal fabrication interior and exterior panels, APR
Performance Custom 61" carbon fiber wing, and custom formed and cut glass front windshield and side door
glass. Interior modifications include custom-shaped metal door panels with carbon fiber insets, carbon rear
panel false wall, modified dash center drive gauge cluster and carbon switch panel, and red and white accented
seats, dash and center console.
In addition to the Scion FR-S Speedster display, Toyota will also host a live art event on Saturday, April 14 at
1:00 p.m. Pacific Time in the Lifestyle Expo lobby. Urban artist Justin Bua will be on site to recreate the scene
featured in his commemorative poster for this year's race. Grand Prix fans are invited to take part in the live
Scion FR-S Speedster Specifications
Length 166.7 in.
Width 69.9 in.
Height 40.2 in.
Wheelbase 101.2 in.
Flat 2.0L boxer engine
Maximum output 200hp @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque 151 lb.-ft @ 6,600 rpm
TORCO Synthetic SR-5 Racing Oil
GReddy SP Elite Exhaust System
Chassis / Suspension:
KW Suspensions Clubsport Coilovers (independent rebound and compression adjustability)
Wilwood SUPERLITE 6-piston radial mount calipers in custom red on 13"
SRP drilled and slotted two-piece rotors & BP-10
Wilwood Smart Pads
Wheels & Tires:
Front 18 x 8.0 Forge Line center lock wheels
Back 18 x 9.5 Forge Line center lock wheels
Front 225/40/18 TOYO Proxes R888
Back 245/40/18 TOYO Proxes R888