Jump to content
Create New...
  • William Maley
    William Maley

    Rumorpile: FR-S Convertible and Turbo Canned

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    August 4, 2013

    Here at the rumorpile, we've been reporting on a couple derivatives for the Scion FR-S for the past year or so. The first is a convertible FR-S which we got a preview of at this year's Geneva Motor Show and the other is a turbocharged version. But a new report says both models have been canceled.

    Automotive News reports that the two FR-S models have been canned due to return of the investment not being viable for those models.

    Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at [email protected] or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    I have yet to see either of the twins here on the roads in seattle. They sit on the lots. People want more than a two seater and I think this is a valid concern and I doubt they will really be able to recover the investment once they have to many versions of a limited use auto like this.

    Society has gotten away from the driving machines and the extra income to spend on a 3rd auto like this.

    If they can do the turbo with minimal cost that can truly be recovered, great otherwise this is what I see as a limited run car of 3-5 years before it goes away.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Should never have wasted money and time developing the 2.0L FA20 boxer engine. The FR-S/BR-Z would have been better powered with the same engines that went into the Imprezza -- the 148 bhp FB20 and the 300 bhp EJ207.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • google-news-icon.png

  • Create New...

Hey there, we noticed you're using an ad-blocker. We're a small site that is supported by ads or subscriptions. We rely on these to pay for server costs and vehicle reviews.  Please consider whitelisting us in your ad-blocker, or if you really like what you see, you can pick up one of our subscriptions for just $1.75 a month or $15 a year. It may not seem like a lot, but it goes a long way to help support real, honest content, that isn't generated by an AI bot.

See you out there.


Write what you are looking for and press enter or click the search icon to begin your search