The Scion FR-S may not be big on power, but Toyota and Subaru engineers have delivered a lightweight, rear-drive coupe at what should be a palatable price point. That sounds like a recipe for track day fun if you ask us, or you can watch the post-jump video for visual evidence.

One drifter as he has his way with the FR-S on a track, and his camera was capturing the frames for proof. The unnamed cockpit commander seemed easily able to nose in and kick out the rump, often without the use of the parking brake. A light rain may have helped the drifts along a bit, but we're encouraged by what we see. Hit the jump for some entertaining sideways shenanigans.

UPDATE: The wheelman in question is Formula Drift racer Ken Gushi, wheeling around Sodegaura Forest Raceway just outside Tokyo.



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      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't care a whole bunch about drifting, but watching that video, the car did seem fun as hell to drive and the seating position in relation to the shifter and steering wheel looks perfect. Eagerly awaiting to see this car in person.
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      FINALLY! An actual RWD car Ken Gushi can use now. Don't get me wrong. His Scion tC is badass with its 3S-GTE engine, but it's better to see him drifting a real RWD car. I can't wait to see his drift version of this car.
      SPcamert
      • 3 Years Ago
      It didn't look like it had quite enough power to maintain the angles that Ken was going for but that's probably a good thing since they were trying to make a neutral car, not a tail happy one.
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh boy~ kids these days have all the fun toys. Lucky : )
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        Ken Gushi is far from being a kid.
        Dvanos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        Just googled Ken Gushi, this guy is a fuking pro drifter!!
      Randy Perkins
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't give a rats ass about drifting......But the video was fun.
      TruckChamp
      • 3 Years Ago
      What is impressive is that alot of his drifts are in 3rd gear. Still able to keep the tires spinning is pretty neat.
        b
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TruckChamp
        helps it was a damp/wet track
        Ben Hayat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TruckChamp
        It's the wet pavement that helps a lot. If it was dry, he had go to second to spin it.
      Brycen Phillips
      • 3 Years Ago
      i know it would be childish and it probably wouldnt fit but there is a part of me that wants to see a 1uz-fe swapped fr-s. Think about this car in full livery with a hole in a the hood and 8 throttle bodies poking out. just dreams though.
        souplogic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brycen Phillips
        If you want a car for anything other than grocery-getting it's childish. Embrace and enjoy ridiculousness, one day they will all drive themselves.
      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damn this guy can drive.
      Robert Fahey
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seems someone could easily lap him while he's busy sliding around. I guess I don't get it, huh.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm glad this guy gets the point of the car as he says in the video "it's not about horsepower :) not about electronics. it's just about you and the car"
        recharged95
        • 3 Years Ago
        @snap_understeer_ftw
        But where's his super grin on the face. If you've ever raced a real car on a real track--the ones that impress our the one's that put a huge grin on your face--even if you lose by a long shot. That's "about you and the car". I didn't see any grinning...1-2 smiles, but that was it.
      TwinTurbo3oooGT
      • 3 Years Ago
      my SUV can drift in the rain...show me it doing that in the dry and i'll be impressed.
        TwinTurbo3oooGT
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TwinTurbo3oooGT
        o wait, it can't because its underpowered, i forgot... stick with the Caramo for that pricepoint.
          Al Terego
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TwinTurbo3oooGT
          How much does a CARAMO cost?
          evannever
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TwinTurbo3oooGT
          upvoted for referencing the ultra rare Caramo.
          Slideways
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TwinTurbo3oooGT
          cool story bro
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TwinTurbo3oooGT
          You obviously don't see the point of this car... Also, what's a Caramo?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @TwinTurbo3oooGT
        Actually, the track wasn't very wet at all. What you see is rain coming down just as he started. You can tell it's almost dry when the tires are screaming for their lives. You don't hear that when you're hydroplaning.
      Awhattup
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Gen Coupes can drift. This better be
        Burabus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Awhattup
        but who would want to be caught driving a gen coupe?
          jtav2002
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Burabus
          Anyone who doesn't hate Hyundai just because it's the cool thing to do? I'd gladly drive a Gen coupe as a weekend fun car. Same way I'd drive one of these too.
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