Spy Shots: Scion FR-S – Click above for high-res image gallery

We've been waiting, rather patiently we might add, for Toyota to bring out its latest sports car for what seems like millenniums. This new coupe will be wearing a Scion badge and go by the name FR-S, which stands for "front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sport." It's the "R" and "S" that has enthusiasts eager to lay eyes on this Scion in the flesh. A concept version was trotted out at the 2011 New York Auto Show, but spy photographers managed to capture a camo-covered development mule adding "Germany" to the stamps in its passport book.

What specific area of Germany, you ask? Just a little town called Nürburg, which is home to a slice of asphalt you may have heard of before. This means Toyota engineers are fine-tuning the sports car, and the Nürburgring is sure to provide lots of data points for them to dissect. Data points make engineers happy, and happy engineers make fun-to-drive cars.

Looking over the pics, it appears those engineers have ditched the concept's rear diffuser but added in a rear spoiler. We can't wait to see what else is in store once that swirls come off.

Check out the spy photos of the Scion FR-S by clicking through the gallery below.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Call me crazy, but I think this Scion looks like something I would drive. Seriously, who wouldn't like a super-low Boxer engine, RWD, and good looks all in one package? Can somebody say "Tuning potential"? I never really wanted anything to do with Toyota or its subsidiaries, especially after the whole recall debacle. However, with this car looking this good, and from what I can tell is beneath the camo, perhaps better looking than the Concept... It almost looks like they didn't mess with a good thing! *cough* xB *cough*
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't mind that this thing is going to have around 200 hp, but if that's the case, then it HAS to be lightweight to be competitive. Don't screw this up Toyota. The more RWD sports cars we have on the market, the better.
      Stu L Tissimus
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as that giant SCION lettering on the rear of the concept isn't there, I'm content.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any bets as to how long after it goes on sale a garage drops an STI motor in there?
      Soul Shinobi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shape and headlights are nice. You can tell looking at the tail lights that they're large and round with a chrome ring around -- ew.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where's the hood scoop?
      Ritter Vonali Hernan
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the brakes are the exact ones on the WRX.
      Jan Prochazka
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've just compared to pics taken on Geneva autosalon and I can tell this is European production version with just a little bit of camo. When I was in Geneva I was told by informed people, that (citation) "showed black concept is 95% production model. Only changes will be in front fascia (pedestrian safety) and mirrors (EU regulation minimal size)." (end of citation). I see there is diffuser and sideskirts missing, different taillights and couple of minor things. Brakes are apparently smaller than on black, but on same place and looks like same system.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jan Prochazka
        unfortunately you are right. i think the ft.86 II looks awkward where i think the scion version is much prettier
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's 'auf wiedersehen' not 'auf weidersehen' and yes, there will be customers, ther always are for that kind of monster!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Subaru/STI wheels
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw the concept car at the NYIAS and it was absolutely gorgeous. I talked to some company reps and they assured me that the approximately 80% of the concept car will be preserved in the production model. I just hope this thing isn't underpowered...
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          so, i guess you're from the future amiright?
      • 3 Years Ago
      yesssssssssss 6 speed turbo rwd Toyota FTW !!!
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