Thursday August 9, 2012 10:26
Rob Shaw brings us another beautiful set of photos, this time from the 86 Day at the Fuji Speedway from this past weekend.
These pics are not to be missed. Beautiful subject, beautiful images!
Wednesday August 8, 2012 14:00
Site Moderator (and Supra Owner) Guff had the chance to properly flog the FR-S at the Dallas FR-S First Drive Event.
Here are his impressions, along with photos from the event attended by many of our forum members.
Tuesday August 7, 2012 11:57
As the 86 festival was underway in Japan at the Fuji Speedway, US FR-S, BRZ, and AE86 owners were having their own 86 celebration 5,535 miles away from Fuji Speedway – in LA.
FT86CLUB member Moto (aka MotoP) organized the Scion FR-S Tour of LA Drive presented by Longo Scion. It took place this past weekend and the tour took the large 80 strong contingent in attendance, from Longo Scion in El Monte CA to the Toyota USA Museum, LAX, Mulholland Canyon and back to Longo.
Site moderator ichitaka05 was in attendance and provides coverage (after the jump).
Monday August 6, 2012 14:33
If you think the US 86/BRZ meets are starting to grow in size, check out how big the turnouts have been in Japan for the 86 Day!
86 Day is an all new event started this year to celebrate everything 86 – from the classic AE86 to the current Toyota 86.
Monday August 6, 2012 08:00
Matt Farah, of Tuned (on the Drive network) and The Smoking Tire, reviews the Scion FR-S [video].
Does Farah agree with the rest of the automotive press on the FR-S / BRZ? See for yourself.
Friday August 3, 2012 16:00
FT86CLUB member Elbert (mechaghost) was lucky enough to be the second person in the country to take delivery of a Subaru BRZ, and for that he was asked by Subaru Drive Magazine to write a little article about his BRZ ownership experience so far.
Check out Elbert’s article inside.
Friday August 3, 2012 09:00
The US is rumored to be getting the shaft when it comes to a turbo FR-S model, but even if true that doesn’t mean there won’t be forced induction options available for North Americans.
AVO has begun development of a turbocharger for the BRZ / FR-S in a setup similar to the current Subaru Legacy, featuring high boost response via short headers, utilizing the standard air box, and a short path from turbo to intercooler to intake manifold.
The plan is for it to be a regular production kit once completed. See more details and follow the kit’s development inside.
Thursday August 2, 2012 14:46
If you can’t get enough of driving your real FR-S, now you can do it around the clock from your couch. The Scion FR-S is one of the cars coming to Forza 4 as part of the August Playseat Car Pack DLC.
There will be a total of 10 new cars released via the DLC pack on August 7th, for 560 MS Points. More details after the jump.
Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:42
The latest round in the saga of Scion FR-S turbo and convertible rumors has the two variants reportedly confirmed, but if the rest of the report is correct, it’s sad news for U.S. customers.
The report claims that the FR-S turbo and convertible models are indeed coming to market, but not the U.S. market. The purported reason is due to the higher price that each model would have to sell at.
What doesn’t make sense to us about this reasoning however, is that since the U.S. enjoys some of the lowest car pricing available in the world, why would the higher priced turbo and convertible models make sense (price wise) in other markets but not in the U.S.
Again, as with all reports and rumors, take it with a grain of salt until the models are actually released or information comes from the manufacturer.
Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:00
High level management from Toyota Motor Sales and Subaru of America will be visiting an LA area dealers for feedback next month. They are looking for feedback on the FR-S/BRZ and Longo Scion is collecting feedback from the FT86CLUB community.
If you have any feedback to submit on their 24 areas of interest (list inside), click on through and share your feedback with TMS/SOA.