Voting for the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge has just gone live, and our Cosworth-supercharged, ’70s IMSA-inspired Scion FR-S track day warrior needs your help.
Follow the link above to check out all three amazing builds in contention and vote for your favourite (ours, obviously!). All it takes is a couple of clicks from you, and we will be that one step closer to glory.
We’re extremely proud of our retro racer-inspired machine and the talented team that made it happen; this isn’t a car built just to look the part, it’s set up as a genuine, well-balanced track performer, too.
Those after the finer details on this beautiful piece of workmanship need not worry; we’ll be running a full feature very soon. For now, check out our full list of specifications to whet your appetite:
Builder: Keith Charvonia
Designer: Andy Blackmore
Make/Model: 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0
Engine: 2.0L 4U-GSE boxer engine; Airaid intake; Raceseng a/c delete, lightweight pulleys, oil cap and oil filter cover; ChaseBays tucked engine harness, clutch line, fuel lines, battery cables and coolant overflow tank; Delicious Tuning ECU tune and Flex Fuel kit; CSF radiator and filler neck; Charvonia Design shaved engine bay; Cosworth Stage 2.0 supercharger kit; JDL UEL header, overpipe, front pipe and 3-inch single exit exhaust; Odyssey PC680 lightweight battery and mount; Down Star bolt kit; HPS silicone radiator hoses
Suspension/Chassis: Raceseng Cascam Plates; RS*R Black-i coilovers; SPC Performance rear lower control arms; SuperPro front/rear sway bars, sway bar stiffening plates, SPC Performance rear toe arms; Charvonia Design rear seat cross-brace and lightweight front crash beam
Brakes: Wilwood forged Narrow Superlite big brake kit (6-piston front/4-piston rear with 12.88-inch rotors); carbon fiber brake ducts; ChaseBays brake booster delete and brake line relocation
Wheels/Tires: Custom 17×9-inch and 17×11-inch Rotiform BLQ wheels with brushed step lip and matte gold centers; ARP wheel studs; Nitto NT01 235/40R17 and 315/35R17 tires
Interior: JPM Coachworks custom leather trim; Charvonia Design shaved seatbelt mounts/airbag text, brushed aluminum trim, custom door panels and half dash; Takata 4-point RACE 4 ASM harnesses; Stack Pro Control boost, oil pressure and oil temp gauges; EIS Fibercoating interior flocking; Cusco 4-point roll cage with harness bar; TRD/Speedhunters custom Cobra RS Classic lowback bucket seats with headrest; custom Speedhunters-engraved Raceseng shift knob; Raceseng e-brake handle; Grip Royal steering wheel with laser-engraved Speedhunters logo; NRG steering hub/quick release; vintage Indycar and custom-fabbed pedals/footrest
Exterior: KM4SH overfenders with shaved screw pockets; Charvonia Design fender vents, rear diffuser, side window glass delete, shaved door handles/mirrors; custom front splitter; TRD Release Series 1.0 headlights; Grimmspeed hood struts; BASF R-M BC194 high hiding white paint with body work by Colin Stevens at Elite Auto Creations; Autotuned red-tinted Lexon taillights; Speedhunters/Takata tow straps; AeroJacket trunk; 3M 1080 vinyl graphics by Vinyl Loft; vintage Indycar dry break fuel filler with HPS silicone plumbing; Hot Rod Central hood louvers
Thanks to: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, Gary Donahoe (AAR), Toyota Garage, IMSA; Eastwood, Joanne Leigh, Marshall Pruett, Kendall Charvonia, Travis Ohlhausen, Colin Stevens, Patrick Plehn, Zach Eyman, Andrew Clock, Dan Clock, Keith Ross, Matt Myers
Photos by Otis Blank