It was only a matter of time. As the successor to the legendary AE86 – one of the cars that founded the sport of drifting – it was only right that a Scion FR-S would be on the 2012 Formula DRIFT grid.
Unveiled today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, this is the car that Ken Gushi will steer in this year’s FD series.
The turbocharged FR-S is a collaboration with GReddy and will feature parts developed by Cosworth, KW Suspension, Sparco and RAYS. Although few details were released during today’s press conference, it was confirmed that it will produce around 600hp.
Last week it was spotted by MotorTrend as it completed a shakedown (sans livery) at Laguna Seca. How do you think Ken will fare in this year’s FD championship?
– Charles Kha
Photos by Scion and Fred Chang