For the occasion, the Japanese automaker has introduced the car that will compete against the heavyweights of the Unlimited Class: an Evasive Motorsports-prepared Scion FR-S that, if for nothing else, looks the part of a giant killer.
Prepared and developed to the unique racing specifications needed to compete at Pikes Peak, the FR-S comes with a bevy of aerodynamic components, highlighted by that enormous rear wing that should come in handy when the FR-S is trying to keep its wheels on the ground.
A large front wing was also installed on the car, as well as what looks like an equally large rear diffuser, both serving the same aerodynamic purpose of eliminating aerodynamic lift to allow the FR-S to maintain its speed as it attempts to give all the other competitors of the Unlimited Class a run for their money.
No power details were given but considering the kind of cars that are competing in this class, we wouldn’t be surprised if this high-powered FR-S has over 650 horsepower under its hood. That is quite a healthy increase over the stock 200 horsepower, but still very much attainable.
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The Scion FR-S is considered as the clearest sign that the Toyota -owned automaker is ready to take that step away from being just a cute, little brand with cute, little cars.
Judging by its appearance, the FR-S is anything but cute, looking the part of a sports coupe that proudly displays its swooping lines and aggressive curves akin to its twin sisters, the Toyota GT 86 and the Subaru BRZ .
As far as power goes, the FR-S comes with a 2.0-liter boxer-four engine that produces 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque and mates to a six-speed manual transmission.
Gallery Scion FR-S
Scion Racing will make its second appearance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, with the FR-S debuting for its first race up the 14,110 foot summit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Now in its 91st year, the iconic and highly competitive event takes drivers up a 12.42-mile course with 156 turns to the top of Pikes Peak.
Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard will be in the Scion Racing Rally xD, and Takeshi Aizawa will be piloting the GReddy tC, both making their second trips up the mountain. Driver Robert Walker is a rookie to Pikes Peak and will be behind the wheel of a FR-S built by Evasive Motorsports. All three Scion vehicles have been modified for added safety and increased performance. Comrie-Picard and Aizawa will be competing in the Time Attack class, while Walker will be racing in the Unlimited class.
“Scion Racing is thrilled to bring three talented drivers and teams to our second visit at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one of the world’s most spectacular races,” said Steve Hatanaka, Scion marketing and special events manager. “This event pushes drivers and vehicles to their extreme limits, and we are looking forward to showcasing the capabilities of three different Scion models on the mountain course.”
For more information about the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, visit www.ppihc.com. Scion Racing also includes teams competing in drag, drift and road racing series. For information, videos and interviews with drivers, visit www.scionracing.com.