You’ve been teased with concept sketches, progress images and video snippets, but now – after an intensive 90-day build – we can finally reveal Speedhunters’ 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge entry.
At a Scion launch event in LA this evening, our FR-S, along with those built by Super Street magazine and GT Channel, were unveiled ahead of their official debut at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next week. And as you can see from the image above, our ’70s/’80s IMSA TRD racecar themed machine didn’t just make it to the finish line – it turned out better than we imagined! Hats off to Speedhunters’ Technical Editor, Keith Charvonia, and his small build team who have worked tirelessly on this project for the past three months, and designer Andy Blackmore and Rod Chong for making it happen. Of course, it couldn’t have been done without all the fantastic sponsors and partners involved too.
We’ll have lots more on the car over the next couple of weeks, including some detailed build stories leading into a full feature. There’ll also be an opportunity for you to (hopefully) give us your vote, which will translate to points towards our final score. Remember, this is a competition after all!
In the meantime, check out the new clip from Scion above, which shows the car (and those of our competitors) in the final days leading up to delivery. What’s going on under the hood? Take a look and you’ll find out…