The Scion FR-S is a fun, beautiful, well balanced sports car, but if there’s one legitimate complaint about the FR-S and it’s twin the Subaru BRZ, it’s that they car isn’t powerful enough. To remedy that one shortcoming, you could wait until 2015 for the 255-hp 2.5-liter FR-S, or you could work with some of the many Scion FR-S performance upgrades available now.
That’s what Youtuber Mack4477 did with his FR-S, outfitting it with a Scion FR-S turbo kit. This FR-S has a Full Blown Motorsports Stage 1 kit with a GTX upgrade running 16 psi on E85 and a claimed 400 wheel horsepower. That’s more than double the FR-S’ stock 200 horsepower at the engine.
Here’s the turbo FR-S racing a naturally aspirated Pontiac Firehawk with 525 wheel horsepower, the FR-S surprisingly wins, but in the comments Mack4477 says the Firehawk missed third gear.
The 400 whp turbo FR-S raced a 650 whp Mitsubishi Evo from a 30-mph roll
Both of those races were against much more powerful cars, so it’s not surprising for the FR-S to lose (or win with an asterisk). Here’s the turbo FR-S racing a stock Mitsubishi 300GT from a dig in what is a much more fair race (the Mitsubishi is down a lot of horsepower, but the all-wheel drive system helps it launch harder.
The 3000GT does get a better launch, but then the lighter and more powerful turbo FR-S pulls away easily.
We’ll be watching Mack4477’s Youtube channel in the future to see more of his car’s adventures. We’d love to see it go up against a new Mustang or Camaro to see a good comparison how quick the turbo FR-S is vs it’s modern competition.