Scion says the new 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 was prepared at the TRD factory and that the wait is over for the two-door sports coupe. Fans are underwhelmed by the new FR-S offering from Scion and aren’t too excited about the Release Series 1.0. Just like the 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue special edition model, Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is a special edition model and is ultra exclusive. Only 1500 examples will be built for the U.S. market. Would you shell out an extra $4500 for Scion FR-S 1.0 with an aero kit and a few cabin upgrades?
The sports coupe was unveiled earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show. Toyota Racing Division (TRD) put their stamp on the new 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 and it comes with a few upgrades that sets it apart from the standard FR-S sports coupe. The new special edition 1.0 is priced at $29,990 with a manual transmission or $31,090 with an automatic transmission, excluding $770 for delivery, processing and handling. You can buy a standard FR-S with a manual gearbox for $25,470 plus delivery. What do you get for the extra $4,500.
What’s extra on Release Series 1.0?
What doesn’t come with the new FR-S special edition coupe is more important than what it does come with. There are no power upgrades under the hood and it still comes powered by the same 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Subaru Boxer engine. So there’s still no turbocharged model for performance fans to get excited about. But what do you get for the extra $4,500?
Yuzu colored exterior
The exterior of the Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 features a unique Yuzu-colored exterior with HID Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights. On the inside, the special edition model features Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control, a Smart Key with Push Button Start and TRD Shifter-plate with sequentially-numbered TRD badge. Scion says only 1500 examples will be built for the U.S. market. The Yuzu Yellow exterior isn’t getting too many fans excited. Subaru came up with a World Rally Blue for their special edition that was at least more appealing for sports car enthusiasts.
With only 1,500 sport coupes being produced, TRD and Scion are hoping it will be a collectors item. Scion says the car pays “homage to the sports coupe’s racing roots.” The TRD enhancements are supposed to get fans excited about performance with no power upgrades to go with it. They include TRD Quad Tip Exhaust System and TRD lowering springs. The aero kit with a rear spoiler and side fender garnish make the sports coupe look cool, and each rear-drive coupe comes with its own special release series badge (1 of 1500) inlayed on its brushed aluminum shifter surround plate.
The new 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is available now at Scion showrooms. Does the new sports coupe from Scion take your breath away? Would you shell out an extra $4500 for a Yuzu Yellow TRD-enhanced Scion FR-S 1.0?
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