Are you a fan of the Orlando Scion FR-S? If you are, then you’re probably excited about the new Toyota sports car they’ve been developing with BMW – it’s rumored to be the successor to the ultra-popular Toyota Supra. We know we are at Toyota of Orlando; Toyota has quite the knack for conceptualizing affordable sports cars that pack tons of style and performance. However, did you know that a THIRD sports car is in the works? In addition to the 2013 Scion FR-S and the new Toyota/BMW project, Toyota is reportedly working on a third sports car that’ll kick off at under $20,000!
Will the Orlando Scion FR-S get a smaller sibling?
This new sports car project is still just a rumor, but Tetsuya Tada – the chief engineer for the 2013 Scion FR-S – confirmed that they are indeed working on a sports car that would be “under” the iconic Scion in Orlando. Here’s what we’ve heard so far:
- This new sports car would be smaller than the 2013 Scion FR-S; apparently, the company is debating between a two-seater or a two-plus-two seater. Either way, it’ll be even more compact, making it city-friendly and super sporty.
- The car will be lightweight, which stands in your favor if you’re into performance qualities. The more lightweight this new Toyota in Orlando is, the better fuel efficiency you’ll get, as well as better handling and maneuverability.
- This new Toyota in Orlando would also be rear-wheel drive, just like the 2013 Scion FR-S. What’s the big deal about rear-wheel drive, though? Well, the rear-wheel drive system helps to redistribute the load of the car. Basically, it lets the rear wheels do the “pushing” (acceleration and deceleration) while the front wheels handle the steering. This means better acceleration and better handling than in a front-wheel drive car, as well as more safety because the vehicle is better balanced.
What will this new Toyota sports car bring to the table?
What else would this compact sports car have to offer? If looking at other new Toyota and new Scion is any indicator, we have a lot to look forward to. Here are some of our favorite features we’d love to see showcased on this sports car!
- A display audio system – this opens up a whole new avenue of opportunity, allowing drivers to tack on features like navigation systems and Toyota’s Entune (a series of apps that keep you connected)
- The Toyota Star Safety System, which is six safety technologies designed to make your ride more secure
- Dynamic radar cruise control, which is a cruise control feature that senses when you’re getting too close to the car in front of you and then slows you down accordingly
We can’t wait to see what this new Toyota brings to the table! It’s been rumored that a concept might be released next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, so stay tuned – as soon as we get any details we’ll be sure to share! In the meantime, why not come down and take the 2013 Scion FR-S for a spin? We’ve got the entire Scion family and a ton of new Toyota options for you to explore. Swing by today – we’re open seven days a week until 10pm, and you can give us a shout beforehand to schedule a convenient appointment at (888) 725-3520!