2012 SEMA Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge Cars

We had earlier told you about the Scion FR-S Project which was supposed to hit the SEMA Auto Show. And now we have the details of those, FR-S Tuner Challenger Cars. The competition was held wherein Scion gave gave three custom car builders the opportunity to put their talents to work while imposing a $15,000 budget and a three-month time-frame to complete the transformation, and the three drivers are John Toca from Chicago, Illinois, Daniel Song from Orange County, California, and Chris Basselgia from Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

John Toca’s tuned Scion is called “Carbon Stealth FR-S”, The beige-colored FR-S sports a FiveAD aero package with carbon fiber parts, smoked lights and 19-inch wheels in Pirelli P Zero tires size 235/35 at the front and 235/30 at the rear, and the interior of the car is fitted with 6-point roll cage, Recaro sport seats, Alcantara headliner, carbon fiber dash inserts, custom gauges and a high-end audio system. The boxer engine’s output got a rise with a help of Vortech supercharger, while the coupe’s supension and brakes also get revamped.

Second Model, is by Daniel Song, which is known as “FR-S GT”, this car is developed in carbon fiber vinyl wrap and the wide body design has been developed by JONSIBAL, this car rides on 18-inch wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tires size 235/40 up front and 275/25 at the back, the car features race theme inside the car with a full roll cage, Sparco bucket seats, race harnesses, quick release steering wheel, e-brake and shift knob, carbon fiber trims and door panels, and a push start ignition system. Daniel Song also equipped the 2.0-liter flat four engine with a Vortech supercharger and an air-to-air intercooler, while other performance modifications include the Brembo brakes and air-suspension.

And lastly from, Chris Basselgia comes the car named, “Minty FReSh”, outside the car receives new front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a duck bill spoiler, along with 19-inch wheels shod in 225/35 Falken tires, and inside the car you get to see, custom leather seats, a classic Nardi sports steering wheel, a titanium gear knob, arm pads on the rear panels and a new audio system. Tuning also improves under the hood, with Eaton roots supercharger, a new intake manifold, an air intercooler and numerous other upgrades, while Chris Basselgia also fitted the car with an Airlift suspension and larger brakes.

Take a look at the enlarged pictures and stay tuned onto SpeedLux for more updates.

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