Poll: Scion Showdown At Sema

The SEMA Show hasn’t even started yet, and already it’s clear that the Scion FR-S will be one of the defining vehicles of this year’s event. In addition to various custom examples spread around the show, the Scion booth itself will include five customized versions of the FR-S produced by builders across the country. As a little preview before the show begins, we thought we’d ask you guys to pick your favorites from the bunch.

First off, there’s the Fatlace FR-S (pictured above) which features the TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny kit and a Vortech supercharger among its many modifications.

Going with a more low key take on the car is the “Carbon Stealth” FR-S from John Toca of Chicago.  The car has lots of audio work in addition to it’s dropped stance, wheels, and mild body modifications.

Next is Daniel Song’s matte black “FR-S GT”. As you can see from the photo, this FR-S was built as a vision of a track-ready machine.

Representing the East Coast is the “Minty Fresh” FR-S of Chris Basselgia. There’s a definite “less is more” approach here.

Last but not least is the Evasive Motorsports FR-S, which you can read about in detail in Sean’s feature story on the car.

So, which one of these custom machines excites you the most? Make your vote below.

-Mike

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1

Respect to fatlace's FR-S but Evasive just hit it out of the park. Not just aesthetically but just an overall awesomely balanced car.

2

Evasive hands down.

3

They are all bad ass! I really dig the sinister black though.

4

These images, all being the same car from the same angle remind me a lot of the Type 2 Detectives Selecta set up for the Beetle, Camper Van, Type 3's and some classic Porsches. 
 
Oh, and Evasive, the most comprehensive all round package.

5

@CP9A Will is it me or does the fatlace one not look as good as the? rocket bunny from Japan?! I think! they should have done a better livery design...

6

@Nikhil_P  @CP9A The renderings of the Fatlace car looked awesome, but it looks a little tame by that photograph.http://jdmego.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/flc-kyoto-frs-for-blog.jpg?w=950&h=708

7

Evasive is no doubt my favorite!

8

@Nikhil_P  @CP9A It looks like a combo of the livery, height and wheel selection. http://cdn.dev.speedhunters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/AY0F3445.jpg Kei Miura killed it with a similar set up

9

Tough choice between the Fatlace, FRS GT and the Evasive machine. I gave it to the Evasive machine in the end. That slash cut rear bumper with matching diffuser and the swept back looking GT wing really set it apart.

10

I really like fatlace because they are very original and trendy! The car looks so good slammed and all that! Their vintage cars are really great, some of the best in the world, especially the suspension set up! WOW! #THANKYOUBASEDGOD

11

I really like the fatlace car. Much love to Mark Arcenal and crew for their originality and trendy!

12

Your missing a few Frs's that will be in the show that are better than these

13

@HLB  @Nikhil_P Agreed, the fatlace rocketbunny is a disappointment. Maybe because it is not as lowered as in the rendering (or vs Evasive or FRS GT) and also the body kit itself is not as low as it seems in the rendering too.
 
My pick is the local favorite in LA, the Evasive FR-S. I know a lot of guys that take their cars there for time attack setup and they are legit. Well done.

14

Your missing a few Scion Frs's that will be in the show that are better than these they are on instagram and some are much better

15

evasive just due to the fact that that is the most beautiful body kit i think i've ever seen on a car outside of super gt / gt1 and the likes.

16

Come on Fatlace, a red Rocket Bunny kitted FRS is nothing new...  The original one has been on the web for quite a few months now...  Oh, and that color combination is hideous!

17

Non of these are nothing special... they're pretty boring

18

evasive
if it was the actual rocket bunny car you featured a while back and not stupid fatlace doing the same thing as somebody else only a bit uglier, like always, then it'd have been a tough choice, but fatlace always makes it easy for me
and i dont care if it's easy or hipster or whatever to hate on fatlace, i still don't like them and what i said is still absolutely true

20

@isaac sandoval Agreed. I'll take a stock one slammed on some decent fitted wheels any day over these RC looking cars.  Fatlace and Evasive are exceptionally disgusting IMHO

21

The Evasive car due to the fact the engine bay is full of awesome parts,  i can geek out on this car for sure.

22

The Minty Fresh gets my vote. But where is the black and orange convertible one? It is in the fatlace SEMA preview.

23

Evasive for me, but second is Fatlace, I love the wide body kits on cars now a days.

24

Carbon Stealth is the clear winner here. Simple and clean.. needs matte gunmetal wheels though.. with no polished lip.
 
Perhaps it's finally time for us to make a GT-86 shirt http://gearheadshirts.com

25

Wow, Carbon Stealth all day. I typically like SEMA for the cars that I might actually daily, and that Beige, deck lip, accenting..... everything but the wheels, and they really aren't bad at all.
Not a bad car in the mix, though.

26

Evasive for the track, minty fresh on the street. The fatlace one is just random and ugly. These side profiles don't give anyone a good idea of how the cars actually look though.

27

I wouldn't say no to any of them tbh. But I do like that carbon stealth. Street crawler!

28

I'm guessing after SEMA you will have a FRS dedicated post?

29

Evasive deserves the prize, hands down!
The Fatlace FR-S is essentially the Kei Miura's FR-S with TE37SL and some stickers.
I don't see how Fatlace gets the credit (oh sorry, I forgot the supercharger).
The "carbon stealth" FR-S is wrapped with fake carbon. Not real carbon. To top it off, the car has a bunch of stereo knick knacks....is it a track car, or a show car?
The Evasive FR-S is very unique, designed, and developed all in house....
They should take the cake.

30

@Ruben Hey hey, "freshest" is their motto :) LOL

31

With the exception of the Evasive, we don't know much about them mechanically... so i guess we are being asked to vote on the cars' looks primarily?
 
On that basis: is it just me, or do the non-liveried cars just look way way better? The Rocket Bunny kit is gorgeous, and the Evasive probably is too... but take the stickers and stripes off (they don't REALLY make 'em go any faster you know) so we can see the thing!

32

Yeah, yeah, sponsors... but surely there are ways to honour your sponsor without ruining the look of your car!

33

@ComJive Agreed - but i thought the main beef with Fatlace is that they are TOO hipster?

34

Ok this is the last comment i'm going to make on this - probably - but i'd bet dollars to donuts that if Miura san's own FR-S was in this list (based on looks at any rate) it would win hands down. Get my vote anyways...

35

@tenpennyjimmy actually .. as these are show cars it doesn't matter what the livery is. Because that's not of any interest for potential buyers of the parts they present. Tell me a "better", more decent way ... some decals on the hood and fenders? Sry i don't think that'll draw the same attention...I would never drive around in one of these because - as you pointed out - livery doesn't speed you up and it looks ridiculous on the streets but for a show like SEMA it's just the way to do it properly.

36

I choose Evasive, but am sorta suprised nobody has ripped one down and thrown in a WRX STi 4WD drivetrain. That with 350hp and I'll be really impressed.

37

I would Gladly vote for the Carbon Stealth, but the paint Job just isn't right in my eye... EVASIVE FTW

38

they all look pretty s h i t e

39

Most are "too low" therefor the wheel looks out of place sitting so high up in the wheel well....maybe I'm the only one who likes it to be close to centered or somerthing...

40

agreed. fast and furious style rice style is back! dust off your wings, graphix, and sticker spam and get ready for some shogun bodykits everybody

41

@vipersblade the carbon stealth has a fake carbon wrap. Search it on the net, you'll find pics of it.

42

I vote the fastest one!

43

@ChristianClark Scion gave $15,000 to each team (to play with, to spend the money as they please). Tearing down the engine, or buying a long block EJ25 would leave the team with little to no money to play with.
Most of the FR-S's above sport S/C.

44

I agree. The ones without the stickers and crap all over them look the best. Though Im more interested in what they all have under the hood.

45

Am I the only one who finds the Rocket Bunny Kit unattractive?The evasive for me.

46

No creativity from Fatlace.  People needs to realize that Mark is just a follower, not an original.  Look at the Illest logo, its a knock off logo off of the Titleist logo.  Too much hype.

47

@Jason Well said! I've been saying this for years!
How about the FL logo? Doesn't it look like Formula 1 logo?
The guy needs to go back to his Nike root, and leave people like Miura san, Furukawa san and Nakai san doing their thing.

48

fatlace has failed this time lol

49

The gulf livery themed FRS from the other post wins!

50

@Robo_No1 WOW! U sound so intelligent saying how good a GT wing looks! :)

51

@JDMized  @Jason I wholeheartedly concur. All money, no brain. Been riding on everybody's dick, from BenSopra to RocketBunny. Seeing a fatlace car or even a car with a fatlace sticker really makes me sick!

52

@JDMized: ah, they didn't mention that. Well, thats still where I would like to see one taken. The Evasive, with s/c makes I think 205hp, its a shame but i think they did the best with that budget compared to the others.

53

Evasive ftw for me... Proper piece of kit that!

54

Evasive hands down. 2nd pick is "FR-S GT"

55

Evasive followed by Carbon Stealth. Pr0n.

56

Evasive, aggressive looking

57

@ChristianClark It's Speedhunters Christian, don't expect too much. They tell you half the story. If you're interested in a particular car, or event, you gotta search the net on your own. Lots of infos out there.
Anyway, yes the Evasive's FR-S makes a measly 205 hp or so, but words on the street say that they might tear down the block eventually and put forged stuff in it, and hop the boost :)
(btw, I don't think they're planning to take their FR-S to Pikes Peak with a 205 hp engine :)))

58

@JDMized   
do you realise how much of a penis you look like to everyone else? 
your like the kid at school who has no friends, so he picks on everyone. your more than welcome to piss off if you dont like the company.
quit badmouthing speedhunters. theres always things they could improve on, if you want to voice it to them, be constructive and do it in the correct way

59

@JDMized   
do you realise how much of a penis you look like to everyone else? 
your like the kid at school who has no friends, so he picks on everyone. your more than welcome to piss off if you dont like the company.
quit badmouthing speedhunters. theres always things they could improve on, if you want to voice it to them, be constructive and do it in the correct way

60

@JDMized   
do you realise how much of a penis you look like to everyone else? 
your like the kid at school who has no friends, so he picks on everyone. your more than welcome to piss off if you dont like the company.
quit badmouthing speedhunters. theres always things they could improve on, if you want to voice it to them, be constructive and do it in the correct way

61

@JDMized   
do you realise how much of a penis you look like to everyone else? 
your like the kid at school who has no friends, so he picks on everyone. your more than welcome to piss off if you dont like the company.
quit badmouthing speedhunters. theres always things they could improve on, if you want to voice it to them, be constructive and do it in the correct way

62

@JDMized   
do you realise how much of a penis you look like to everyone else? 
your like the kid at school who has no friends, so he picks on everyone. your more than welcome to piss off if you dont like the company.
quit badmouthing speedhunters. theres always things they could improve on, if you want to voice it to them, be constructive and do it in the correct way

63

@JDMized   
do you realise how much of a penis you look like to everyone else? 
your like the kid at school who has no friends, so he picks on everyone. your more than welcome to piss off if you dont like the company.
quit badmouthing speedhunters. theres always things they could improve on, if you want to voice it to them, be constructive and do it in the correct way

64

I voted for minty fresh, i love the clean look. It is showroom material.

65

I voted for minty fresh, i love the clean look. It is showroom material.

66

I voted for minty fresh, i love the clean look. It is showroom material.

67

I voted for minty fresh, i love the clean look. It is showroom material.

68

I voted for minty fresh, i love the clean look. It is showroom material.

69

I voted for minty fresh, i love the clean look. It is showroom material.

70

Is this a serious poll? Even Daniel Song who built the FR-S GT admitted the Evasive FR-S was going to be THE BEST FR-S at SEMA this year. No contest.

71

Is this a serious poll? Even Daniel Song who built the FR-S GT admitted the Evasive FR-S was going to be THE BEST FR-S at SEMA this year. No contest.

72

Is this a serious poll? Even Daniel Song who built the FR-S GT admitted the Evasive FR-S was going to be THE BEST FR-S at SEMA this year. No contest.

73

Is this a serious poll? Even Daniel Song who built the FR-S GT admitted the Evasive FR-S was going to be THE BEST FR-S at SEMA this year. No contest.

74

Is this a serious poll? Even Daniel Song who built the FR-S GT admitted the Evasive FR-S was going to be THE BEST FR-S at SEMA this year. No contest.

75

Is this a serious poll? Even Daniel Song who built the FR-S GT admitted the Evasive FR-S was going to be THE BEST FR-S at SEMA this year. No contest.

76

Major credit to the other builders just the same. I shouldn't sound so harsh. To be fair, Evasive had a much bigger budget and a dedicated team to build an actual race-ready car.

77

Major credit to the other builders just the same. I shouldn't sound so harsh. To be fair, Evasive had a much bigger budget and a dedicated team to build an actual race-ready car.

78

Major credit to the other builders just the same. I shouldn't sound so harsh. To be fair, Evasive had a much bigger budget and a dedicated team to build an actual race-ready car.

79

Major credit to the other builders just the same. I shouldn't sound so harsh. To be fair, Evasive had a much bigger budget and a dedicated team to build an actual race-ready car.

80

Major credit to the other builders just the same. I shouldn't sound so harsh. To be fair, Evasive had a much bigger budget and a dedicated team to build an actual race-ready car.

81

Major credit to the other builders just the same. I shouldn't sound so harsh. To be fair, Evasive had a much bigger budget and a dedicated team to build an actual race-ready car.

82

Frs Gt... love black outs

83

That's not entirely true. Each team was given $15,000 by Scion to play with (to spend the money as they please).
Team Evasive did a lot of in-house fabrication and saved a bunch of dough that way. Team Evasive has no stereo system and the money went into the cage, and fabbing the aero; whereas other teams decided to use the money elsewhere (in the stereo system for instance).

84

i would totally have gone with the evasive, but at the same time its just to track oriented. the frs gt is the best cross between street and track and i think thats cool. but evasive is the best build, hands down.

85

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure three of those cars are in some sort of 15k tuner challenge by Scion. The Evasive and Fatlace cars had their own budgets and limitations as far as I know. On that note, I think the Evasive car obviously wins this little poll. There's a lot of other cars at SEMA that aren't on this list though.

86

@Hanma I heard that too. But I'm not too sure who got the 15K and who didn't. Maybe Mike Garrett could shed some light on that, since it wasn't mentioned anywhere on here.

87

@JDMized Pretty sure it was the teal car, the black car, and the tan car. Read about it on ft86club.

88

This poll is a bit strange considering that the Teal, Peanut Butter and Carbon Wrapped cars were all for the Scion Tuner Challenge. Those guys had the budget from Scion while Scion gave Mike from Evasive and our Team a car to do however we liked. Since Tokyo Auto Salon in January we planned the car out with Muira-san of Rocket Bunny but of course we'd do our own thing and go heavy on suspension knowing we're going to be sliding this thing around mostly. If you want to see all the specs and not just pre-sema profile photo, checkout our post here. http://fatlace.com/2012/10/fatlace-x-scion-fr-s/

89

The Minty Fresh FR-S won I believe. The Evasive car looked awesome.The Fatlace FR-S looked appalling, quite a few RocketBunny kitted FR-S at the show and that was the worst. Placement of the logos was hap hazard and the striping was at complete odds with the Red. The Fatlace R35 on the  Falken stand had the same sort of striping and that didn't work either.
The FR-S World Challenge race car looked great btw

90

All ricey...

91

All ricey...

92

@apex_DNA
 How is that rice?

93

@MazdaManiac367 To a degree...

94

@MazdaManiac367 To a degree...

95

@MazdaManiac367 To a degree...

96

@MazdaManiac367 To a degree...

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