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We recently highlighted two of most anticipated sports the Scion FR-S and its Subaru BRZ Engineered to deliver a pure, driving experience, these are set to capture the hearts and minds of the world over, hopefully everyone that parent Toyota is more than the automotive version of beige And after what seems an ungodly long wait, we got behind the wheel of one of these twins: Scion’s FR-S.

The tagline for Scion’s FR-S coupe is “Built by passion, not by While a seemingly generic it actually is an important message. has made a few stellar sports in its day, and the FR-S’ marketing directly reference this heritage. The classic vehicles the 2000GT, S800 Sports and aren’t well known of Japan, and they certainly known for their power and

How Does It Drive?

Scion’s on tracing the FR-S’ lineage to these low-power vehicles that the FR-S might not be the car Americans have been for. Given our history and with muscle cars, we our performance vehicles to be loud, fast and have an undeniable The FR-S does none of things.

On the road, the FR-S is average. There isn’t anything wrong with the but it feels more Corolla Supra. The 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter lacks torque and sounds a weed whacker when down long stretches of The electric-assist steering feels but when slowing down for the brakes lack initial And while the car is attractive, it’s small in person.

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Save for a few die-hard fans, passersby overlooked the Scion as if it were just another After buying into the early hype, we assumed car was about to let us down.

But Scion exactly focusing on the FR-S’ manners. After a short through the Nevada desert, we at the posh Spring Mountain Ranch. It was here that encouraged us to turn all traction off and more or less abuse the car as we saw

And it was here the FR-S began to

For many, rear-drive sports are about indulging one’s hooligan, and the FR-S’ fun factor up in direct proportion to how far the tail out. Following a short to drift” lesson with pro Ken Gushi, Scion threw us on a wet and told us to have at it. Deliberately the e-brake to get the car out of control, we were at just how consistently in control and the FR-S feels.

No matter how violently we spun, the car flat, and the standard limited differential consistently sent the evenly to the ground, helping us our slide. Doughnuts, languid J-turns the FR-S handles it all aplomb. We even dare say the car getting sideways.

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