Along with introducing its 600-horsepower Scion FR-S drift car in partnership with GReddy, Scion has also let all the felines loose from the bag called "First 86." The program makes it possible for a lucky 86 FR-S cravers to be the first to own the rather excellent sports car before it goes on sale to the public.

The process is rather simple, if a little hazy at the moment. On January 12 at 12 p.m. EST, a purchase-request page will go live at www.ScionFirst86.com, and anyone wanting an FR-S will have eight hours and six minutes to submit a request detailing their desired color and transmission. Within 24 hours the chosen 86 will be notified, and they'll have 96 hours to take their confirmation number and $500 to a dealer to officially reserve their coupe.

There isn't much more info to be had at the moment, but that should be enough to get you going until the gun goes off Thursday, January 12. Follow the link to scour the site for more clues, and to everyone who's going to get in the game, good luck.


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      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they'll do something similar for the Subaru version.
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Call me crazy, but I wouldn't want to hand over $500 for a car that is all new that I've never seen in person let alone sat in and driven just so I could say I was one of the first 86 people to own it. I understand people who buy perennial cars that don't have drastic changes from model to model do this (ex. Porsche 911) but to fork over the money for something you might not even be comfortable in or enjoy? No thanks.
        pillowhead
        • 2 Years Ago
        @J
        From Scion: "you can get a refund and cancel your order any time prior to purchasing the vehicle." Being one of the first86 winners does not require buying a car they haven't even driven.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @J
        You get a chance to drive the car and find out the price before figuring out if you want to purchase the car. All $500 is refundable.
        J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @J
        Also in no way shape or form am I comparing the FR-S to a 911! Just making that clear.
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      This Toybarus are going to lose a bunch of drag races.
        torqued
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAX
        Of course it will - it was built for handling, not drag races. Now what did that have to do with the article again?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAX
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          RodRAEG
          • 2 Years Ago
          Rants are only good when they're not retarded, and none of the muscle cars available have those stats. None of the old muscle cars has those stats except for maybe the fule economy. Welcome to the 21st century: Here's your internet and free porn.
          tipdrip215
          • 2 Years Ago
          PatrickH is right. The pony cars have gotten to where they handle pretty well in addition to just going fast. Don't let the solid axle fool you on the Mustang.
        grrrrreggg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAX
        If you think that's what it was made for, you are missing the point.
      PatrickH
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm getting sick of all this crap. How full of themselves are Scion? This isn't the second coming of Jesus. It's a disappointingly styled small coupe with an underpowered engine that will, unless it's MSRP is close to $20k, be overpriced.
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        @PatrickH
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        wtrmlnjuc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PatrickH
        It's not underpowered when it's a car as light as it is.
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      JESSE
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know...this car is kinda nice looking on the outside but the interior is so outdated...I mean knobs! really! I'm in the market for something like this but I think I'm leaning toward the new Genesis coupe more and more.
        sumduud
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JESSE
        The Genesis' facelift made it so ugly I'd rather settle for an inferior interior
        PatrickH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JESSE
        I couldn't care less what the interior looks like. But that chunky hoodline and only 200hp? Sigh, makes me yearn for more.
        Famsert
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JESSE
        Sorry, but if I'm going to get a car like this, I want it to look good on the outside. The new Genesis looks ridiculous and childish. This looks sleek.
      Collin Siu
      • 2 Years Ago
      the interior looks really dull and dated.
      Making11s
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the first 86 would have been cool if it had been a Toyota, but as a Scion the number 86 is irrelevant.
        Carnut
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        Its not irrelevant - 86 signifies the 86mm bore and stroke (square) of the engine that will be used in all three cars: Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, and Toyota FT-86. So any of these brands could use the number 86 in their marketing campaign.
          Making11s
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Carnut
          I didn't know that. That clears things up, but I doubt we will ever see anything that specific about the engine in a Scion commercial.
      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      We don't even know the price yet and already people are crying about how expensive it's gonna be...
      RedHoodJT
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm excited for the BRZ, and the 86GT...but NOt the Scion FRS. The BRZ/86 were built for WONDERS / FUN / HERITAGE / SPORTS / etc... ...but it's like the Scion FRS is just the end of the stick, aka "ehhh....whatever. just put that ugly badge over the car, and produce thousands of them." --Here is an *actual* record conversation among the team!-- "Sir!? What about the quality!? Interior? WE built this vehicle for those who DESIRE a TRUE sports car! We built this for the ENTHUSIAST!" - Team Member "NEVERMIND THAT! Just mass produce it! People will buy it, even if they don't know a single thing about it or why it was built! or if it's build-quality is day/night differnece than the 86/BRZ!". - Manager "But sir?! What about the "too-young-to-drive" population? the punk kids who buy cars to show off? the ones who buy the tC's who think they are driving a ferrari? the one's who risk driver's safety and lives when trying to increase their ego by driving sevenfold over the speed limit, and cutting people off while endangering them? What about the ones who rev their I-4 engines at a stoplight when next to a muscle car/sports car, etc, AND lose? WE BUILT THIS FOR THE ENTHUSIAST! What about the people who purchase these vehicles, and then add fake air-vents to the sides, lower the vehicle down the point where the under-carriage touches the street when driving, and add fugly aftermarket body kits? They'll RUIN IT!!!" - Team Member "So be it." - Manager "So be it....".
        RedHoodJT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RedHoodJT
        just my honest opinion. I am VERY excited to see this car come to the states...but I just pray that the buyers/gawkers will read up on this car...and truly understand the magic, heritage, and purpose of this awesome affordable car!
      Prince David
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first performance Scion, finally....
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