“Maximum Attack” Scion FR-S makes first public appearance since SEMA
The Chicago Auto Show runs from February 14-22 and performance fans will get to see the winning vehicle of Scion’s 10th annual Tuner Challenge. Scion will bring the Speedhunters-designed “Maximum Attack” Scion FR-S to Chicago. It’s the first time the highly-tuned FR-S has been seen since it was crowned winner at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas back in November.
A tuners dream
This was a tuners dream, to take a stock Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0, $15,000 and have 90 days to turn it into something special for the SEMA Show. Speedhunters was the winner of the challenge and won $10,000 for their efforts. They customized everything on the car and came up with their Cosworth-supercharged, ‘70s IMSA-inspired FR-S.
Built in a two-car garage
This 2014 Scion FR-S was built by three performance enthusiasts in a two-car garage, after work. Speedhunters had some tough competition at SEMA but came away with the winning FR-S with its custom louvre treatment and vintage IMSA-inspired styling. The Speedhunters trio wanted to bring several styles and racing heritage together on their “Maximum Attack” FR-S.
They did it by adding new overfenders from KM4SH, as part of a special edition kit designed by Kei Miura. The custom louvre treatment from Hot Rod Central added the vintage styling they were after.
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The “Maximum Attack” FR-S features a 1970s look with incorporation of racing heritage, taking on the number 86. Keith Charvonia, technical editor at Speedhunters said, “My goal was to customize the FR-S with a 1970s, IMSA style look to it, and I’m incredibly pleased with what we were able to produce.”
If you will be at the Chicago Auto Show make sure you check out the #86 “Maximum Attack” Scion FR-S created by Speedhunters.
Watch Scion Tuner Challenge 2014: The Rush to the Finish video