Did you know that the Orlando Scion FR-S is only referred to as a Scion here in the US? Overseas and across the globe it’s better know as the Toyota GT86. Whatever it’s called in your mind, this incredibly popular sports car is about to take things to a whole new level – a limited edition will be released in Japan in 2015, and it’s going to be focused on taking to the track! Basically, it’ll have race-worthy specifications but still be suitable for your day-to-day drivetime. We’ve got the details on this new limited edition Scion FR-S and what you can expect from it!
The Toyota GT86 GRMN 86 limited edition is up for grabs next year!
This new Scion sports car will be referred to as the GRMN 86, and it’ll only be produced and up for grabs in Japan (at least, to start out with… we’re crossing our fingers it might make its way across the pond at some point). However, if we ever do see this limited edition sports car in Orlando, it’ll definitely be something to get excited about. Here are some of the details we have so far:
- This version of the Orlando Scion FR-S was designed by the motorsports division of Toyota – Gazoo Racing Meister of Nurburgring.
- It was dreamed up after developers wanted to emulate properties found in a Nurburgring 24 hour class-winning race car that they saw hit the track.
- You’ll notice that the body of the car has been altered in terms of materials to make it lighter and reduce the curb weight (which means more get-up-and-go and much better handling) – it’s now composed of a mixture of carbon fiber and aluminum parts, and is sporting new front and rear spoilers!
- The 2.0L 4-cylinder Boxer engine under the hood will still be there powering things, but some modifications to that and the exhaust have resulted in an extra 28 horsepower (on top of the 200 horsepower that the original 2015 Scion FR-S in Orlando already produces).
- The suspension has been stiffened for better handling, and 17-inch Bridgestone Potenza RE 71/R tires only add to that equation. Additionally, hood air vents were added to the design to allow for better cooling.
- The interior of the already sporty Scion FR-S in Orlando will also be changed in the Toyota GT86 GRMN 86 limited edition – you’ll now get special racing seats that have four-point harnesses, as well as added side support for safety. The steering wheel, hand brake, and gear knob are all leather-wrapped for a bit of luxury!
People who have gotten a chance to take this concept car for a spin have noted that while it’s quick and agile, it’s also stable and safe. Toyota has some more work to complete before sending it out to consumers, but is hoping to start handing out keys in limited quantities next year!
Test drive the original Orlando Scion FR-S today!
Want to take the original 2015 Scion FR-S for a spin? Come on down and see us! We’ve got tons ready and waiting for you at amazing low prices – who knew it was this easy and affordable to get into the driver’s seat of a sports car? Visit Toyota of Orlando at 3575 Vineland Road today!