2012 Cartel Speedster Scion FR-S Concept

The 2012 Cartel Speedster Scion FR-S Concept made its debut at the Toyota Grand Prix held at Long Beach, California in April.

Scion cars are effectively Toyota’s experimental prototypes of the company’s ever-improving high performance cars, and the FR-S Concept is one of them and has several innovative features.


The Scion FR-S Concept has a naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter, Boxer engine that was developed as a joint project between Toyota and Subaru designers.

The leading edge, D-4S injection system developed by Toyota is combined with Subaru’s brand new horizontally opposed engine in the new power plant. The new engine generates 151 pounds-feet of torque and a hefty 200 horsepower.

The car can be fitted with either a manual or automatic 6-speed transmission. The manual gearshift lever has very short travel distances, allowing rapid and precise gear changes. The automatic transmission is controlled with paddles mounted on the steering wheel. A limited-slip differential delivers the power to the wheels.

A key goal of the design of the FR-S Concept was to develop an engine that could deliver high power combined with high fuel economy. The advanced aerodynamic design of the body combined with a compact size and lightweight components help this engine achieve that goal.


The outward appearance of the car is modeled aftere the Toyota 2000GT. The low hood and roofline present a very sleek profile, and greatly reduce drag by enabling the air to slide smoothly across the top.

Aerodynamic performance and weight reduction is further enhanced by using a trunk rather than a hatchback at the rear. The hood is made from aluminum.

The front of the 2012 Cartel Speedster Scion FR-S Concept has a near full-length grille set low to the ground and mounted over a front spoiler. The headlamps are housed in a distorted triangle-shaped housing and the sidelights and flasher housing closely matches that of the headlamps. The combination adds to the overall impression of a sleek, powerful car.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe Est. Market Price: NA
Length: 166.7 in. (423.4 cm) Wheelbase: 101.2 in. (257 cm)
Height: 40.2 in. (102.1 cm) Width: 69.9 in. (177.5 cm)
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2
Engine: Flat 4 Cylinder Boxer Displacement: 2.0 liters
Horsepower: 200 HP Max RPM: 7000 RPM
Torque: 151 lb-ft @ 6600 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Dual