The 200-hp Scion FR-S is one of the best options on the market for a sharp, affordable sports car. A little extra flair and performance couldn't hurt, however. The race-inspired Release Series 1.0 limited edition FR-S offers a variety of body and equipment upgrades while still pricing in under $30K before delivery fee.
The FR-S Release Series 1.0 appeared at the New York Auto Show earlier this year and began arriving at dealerships this week. The limited edition package includes a Toyota Racing Development (TRD) quad tip exhaust, TRD lowering springs, and an aerodynamics kit with custom rear spoiler and side fender garnish. The car lights up the road with a set of HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps. A splash of bright yellow "Yuzu" paint gives it an eye-popping look.
The TRD upgrades continue inside with a TRD steering wheel, shift knob and cargo mat. It also has patterned sport seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and smart key entry with push-button start. The numbered aluminum shifter surround plate distinguishes each Release Series 1.0 from the 1,499 others.
Each of the 1,500 FR-S Release Series 1.0 models starts at US$29,990 with six-speed manual transmission or $31,090 with six-speed automatic. Both prices are before the $770 delivery, processing and handling fee.
The video below provides a closer look at each detail of the Release Series 1.0 package.