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1989 BMW E30 M3 vs 2013 Scion FR-S vs 2013 Volkswagen GTI! [Head 2 Head Episode 31]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Mike Febbo & the 2013 Scion FR-S take on European Car’s Greg Emmerson & the 2013 Volkswagen GTI.

Joining the mix is a beloved classic, as the 1989 BMW E30 M3 makes an appearnce. Compared to the Scion & VW, the E30 carried a heftier price tag for it’s time but represented the definition of a fun, affordable sports car. And so, it serves as the benchmark for this episode’s Asian & European contenders.

Join Mike & Greg as they hash it out in their quest to see which is the “better” car.

2013 Scion FR-S vs 2013 Mazda MX-5 Club! [Head 2 Head Episode 27]

The 2013 Mazda Miata Club Edition takes on the 2013 Scion FR-S on this episode of Head 2 Head hosted by Carlos Lago. Forget numbers, its a fight for fun as resident wizard and Motor Trend Testing Director Kim Reynolds lends his analysis and insight on quantifying fun. Can Carlos get Kim to forget about charts and graphs?

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The 350 HP VCMC Turbo Scion FR-S [TUNED]

Tuned heads to Chuckwalla Raceway to test out VCMC’s Turbo FR-S, built for Canada’s Tuner Challenge. It’s a fully built track car, and as an added challenge, Matt gets to share the track with the practice session for the 24 Hours of Lemons.


2013 Toyota/Scion iQ EV (100-units only)

TheiQcity car (sold under the Scion nameplate in North America) is designed specifically designed to be used in an urban environment. Prototypes were displayed at both the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in the form of the FT-EV III concept and this year’s Geneva Auto Show. Now Toyota has officially revealed a plug-in all-electric variant – but it will not enter full production.

Toyota will concentrate its efforts on hybrids and will produce only 100 units of the iQ EV that will be sold exclusively in Japan and the U.S.

The zero-emissions version of theToyota’s city car is powered by a new development of the Hybrid Synergy Drive. It comprises a electric motor with 47kW (63HP) and 163Nm (120 lb-ft) of torque, a 12.0 kWh, 277.5V battery pack, a 3kW water-cooled battery charger, a DC/DC converter, an inverter, a motor speed reduction mechanism and a regenerative braking system.

According to the Japanese automaker, the iQ EV accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 14.0 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 125 km/h (78 mph). Its NEDC-certified range is 85 km (53 miles)

The iQ EV offers three modes of operation, selectable by the gear shift lever: D-range for minimum energy consumption, S-charge for maximum performance and B-range for maximum regenerative braking to extend the iQ’s range as far as possible.

Fully charging the battery pack takes approximately 3 hours from a 230V home outlet, while a rapid charger-compliant port enables an 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes.

(vía Carscoop)

Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S v Nissan 370Z v Used Porsche Cayman S - [Chris Harris on Cars]

We know it works on track, but is 200hp enough on the road? You can get a 370Z for similar money. Or a used Cayman S. If the GT 86 can do the business here, it has to be one of the great cars of 2012.

Road & Track Presents: 2013 Scion FR-S

Find out why tires are the single most important thing you can change on your car if you want to knock seconds off your lap time.

We added Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs high performance tires to the Scion FR-S and shaved two seconds off our best lap time.

Scion FR-S vs. Subaru BRZ on Track [ Everyday Driver]

Before we review the FR-S vs. its market competitors, the guys wondered just how similar the FRS/BRZ twins feel behind the wheel.

Some back-to-back time on a racetrack proves very revealing.

2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0 in Absolutely Red [HD 3D]

The new Scion tC Release Series 8.0 is here! Features include 18” gloss black alloy wheels, a five-piece body kit and spoiler inspired by Troy Sumitomo of Five Axis Design, paddle shifters on automatic models, TRD lowering springs, center-mounted TRD exhaust, red interior stitching, and exclusive individually numbered RS badge on the steering wheel.

Only 2000 of these one-of-a-kind tC’s will be available.

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