A 400-Horsepower Chevy V8 FR-S – SCION FRLS2

Corvette horsepower and FR-S handling? A match made in heaven.

Pure Automotive Performance is building an LS2 V8-powered Scion FR-S. The FR-S’ 200-horsepower flat four engine was ripped out and replaced with a 6.0-liter LS2 Chevy V8 from a Corvette. The LS2 FR-S doesn’t just get a light weight body swapped onto it, it also has a Comp LS-R cam, ARP studs, Comp Trunnions, Comp push rods, Comp timing set, dual springs and titanium retainers. The setup should be good for over 400-wheel horsepower naturally aspirated.

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Chevy LS motor in a FR-S isn’t a new idea. We’ve seen the LS2 powered BRZ06 (another punny build name!), an individual throttle body LS-series V8 in an FR-S and a Japanese V8 FT 86 Swap before. That’s OK though, gearheads have been putting big American V8s into small imported sports cars since the first small imported sports cars made it to southern California so of course the FR-S and BRZ are getting the same V8 Swap treatment from modern tuners.

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  1. Hey guys! Just wanted to say thanks for the article! There’s been a lot of upgrades throughout the past couple months to the #FRSS It now has a 150 shot of Nitrous Oxide and Makes 515whp and 555 tq! If you need new pics or information I can provide more, Thanks again!

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