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Ferrari Swapped FR-S Drifts Circles Around 458 Italia

Professional drifter Ryan Tuerck recently swapped the engine out of a Ferrari into a Scion FR-S, making a what you would call a Frankenstein’s monster of a car if Frankenstein’s monster came out breathing fire and ripping donuts in a parking lot. Next to a 458 Italia, the car that comes standard with the 578-hp F136 V8 engine that was swapped into this drift monster, the FR-S looks…

Brutal.

This was just a photo shoot, but seeing these two next to each other invites you to dream about a drag race between the two. It wouldn’t be disrespectful to Ferrari to say the engine swapped FR-S is probably a bit quicker than the production car. The stock Ferrari has nice things like leather seats, a radio, traction control, and air conditioning (check out the F&F ready roof scoop for fresh air on the FR-S, that won’t fly in a quarter million dollar car). Oh and a legal exhaust. That 1-foot long exhaust that exits before the front tires probably won’t pass CAFE.

No drag race in this video, just some good old fashioned friendly donuts.

In case you’re wondering, Tuerck seems to have perfect control over the car, so the V8 swap didn’t mess with the handling too much.

This is the same guy who drifted up the Oregon Trail and up a ski mountain in his drift FR-S, so hold don’t worry, we can expect more awesome videos featuring the Ferrari swapped Scion.

 

Images via Donut Media on Youtube

Scion and Mackin Industries Race Pikes Peak in 500-HP FR-S

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Scion teamed up with Mackin Industries for the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28. Scion didn’t build this year’s car, but sponsored Mackin’s build of the FR-S, which has over 500-horsepower, along with Greddy and Evasive Motorsports.

Evasive Motorsports Dynoed the Pikes Peak 2015 FR-S and found 480-horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque on their Mustang Dyno. Not too shabby, and what’s even more impressive is that the build survived the 12.42-mile long Pikes Peak course that ends at 14,000 feet of elevation.

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The FR-S was built with a Greddy turbo kit using a Garret GTX3076R turbo and a mean looking custom exhaust. The car was originally built for SEMA, so it’s not all go no show, the Mackin industries Pikes Peak FR-S also has a full Rocket Bunny widebody kit, Rays wheels with Toyo tires and of course a fully built suspension for the Hill Climb.

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Official race results have not been tabulated yet due to a mixup on race day that involved two different checkered flags at different places on the course. Organizers say a decision has been made regarding official times and final results for the race are forthcoming (as of July 7).

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Source: Scion

Wider is Better – KM4SH Widebody Kit From Miura and Speedhunter Is a Cleaner Rocket Bunny

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Speedhunters has teamed up with Kei Miura, the designer of the Rocket Bunny widebody kit for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, to create a new widebody kit for hachiroku owners. The KM4SH (Kei Miura for Speed Hunters) kit is much less extreme looking than the Rocket Bunny, and the subtlety works for the FR-S.

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If you’re looking to go wide without going wild, the KM4SH kit, which was on the Speedhunters 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge car, is a great looking choice.

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So now there’s the Rocket Bunny, Rocket Bunny V2, ML24 widebody kit, and the KM4SH kit, or if you can’t afford any of them, the Rocket Bunny FR-S scale model.

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FR-S and BRZ owners have some options for their widebody builds now, which means they have some tough decisions to make. Which kit do you think looks best?

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Source: Speedhunters

Super Street Builds a Stanced Widebody ITB FR-S for the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA

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Super Street built an awesome widebody FR-S for the 2014 Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA that takes all the ingredients popular in tuning right now – stance, crazy engine customization, widebody (which will never go out of style) and combines them into a delicious gumbo.

Super Street was the only entrant into the Tuner Challenge to keep the FR-S Release Series 1.0 paint scheme intact, GT Channel went with a gorgeous two-tone silver and Speedhunters painted theirs white with retro stripes. In addition to the bright yellow paint, which is actually PPG Speed Yellow, not Kudzu Yellow, the Super Street FR-S has Rocket Bunny fenders (V1 in front and V2 in rear) with the screw pockets shaved for a cleaner look, Aeroflow side skirts, front splitter and fog light delete, Seibon carbon fiber trunk and hood, and Bulletproof Automotive x Crystal Eyes taillights. Wheels are 18×10.25 and 18×12.25 FLOSS EDITION BBS LMs with 275-width front and 295-width rear Nittos.

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The engine has been outfitted with Borla Induction 45mm DCOE individual throttle bodies with 70mm velocity stacks, a fuel rail, 1000cc injectors, and a MOTEC tune. The engine bay has been completely shaved and all accessories hidden, which makes the FA20 boxer look really special.

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The stance comes from KW Clubsport coilovers, an Eibach rear camber kit, Whiteline front & rear sway bars with two point mounts, Whiteline front control arms, and a Whiteline roll center and bump steer kit. The FR-S got a Wilwood 6-piston front and 4-piston rear big brake kit.

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Inside the Super Street FR-S has Recaro CS seats, a Personal steering wheel, a custom stereo with 12” subwoofers, and a 6 point Godspeed roll cage.

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If you’re a male (or a cool female) between the ages of 25 and 35, you may remember Super Street as THE go to drooling magazine for import cars. No matter what cheap Japanese car your parents agreed to buy you when you turned 16, Super Street at some point showed you some kind of awesome lambo-doored monstrosity you could build it into (my 93 corolla was going to have suicide doors, flames with textured paint so they looked wet all the time and a Camry V6, it got none of those things). The magazine of note for pimply faced Jesse from The Fast and The Furious wannabes (be honest, he was the only one you could identify with) knows a little bit about show cars, and it shows.

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Source: Scion

Rocket Bunny FR-S/ BRZ Scale Model Kit Now Available

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You love the Rocket Bunny widebody kit for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. You do. Don’t lie and say you don’t just because you can’t afford to build one. There’s no reason to hate out of jealousy. So since we both know how much you love the Rocket Bunny kit, we both know you’re going to want to build this model car version.

Built by Aoshima and now on sale sold by Speedhunters, the Rocket Bunny FR-S model is the perfect toy for tuners, it not only comes with a full Scion FR-S with the Rocket Bunny widebody kit, but also with a full arsenal of Greddy mods and Volk G25 wheels for the 1:24 size sports car.

Welding Candy – Apple Red Weld Techniques ITB FR-S

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If you’re a fan of Japanese cars, the acronym JDM probably worked its way into your lexicon a long time ago. So the idea that Scion FR-S owners are swapping their stock USDM parts and badges for JDM swag like Toyota 86 badges should come as no surprise to you (we’ve all seen so many “Honda Integra”s it doesn’t even register). But what might surprise you is that in the land of the rising sun, there are actually people who like the U.S. versions of cars. I’m not talking muscle fans importing Mustangs and Corvettes, but people who might prefer an Acura over a Honda Scion over a Toyota.

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Atsushi Ito is one of those folks, and he runs Weld Techniques Factory, a Japanese tuner brand that doesn’t skimp on customizing and had built a name on speed (a D1 drift car) quality and taste. Weld Techniques Factory imported a U.S. Scion FR-S for this build and then outfitted it with a custom Rocket Bunny widebody kit (notice the crease in the fenders), a Voltex swan neck carbon fiber spoiler (mounted to a carbon fiber sheet under the trunk lid for more stiffness), individual throttle bodies, candy apple red paint and Work XSA04C wheels.

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The car only makes 220 horsepower since the engine mods are limited the individual throttle bodies, a tune and a full titanium exhaust. A JIC coilover suspension and Project Mu brakes give the car even more racecar bling.

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Check out 7Tune’s full writeup of the Weld Techniques Factory FR-S along with a ton more pictures.

Dai Yoshiro’s 1,000 HP V8 Swapped Falken BRZ Drift Car

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Dai Yoshiro is a D1 drifter who made a name for himself drifting an S13 Silvia. If the drifting world were Halo, the S13 would be the Battle Rifle, it’s the platform you usually start with and it works really well, but its ubiquity makes it a bit boring , so he has now switched to a Subaru BRZ. The Falken drift BRZ was chosen to replace the Silvia because of its style, popularity and size.

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The BRZ beat out the 350z and Cadillac CTS-V as the drift car of choice for Yoshiro and his team. Yoshiro said the 350Z lost due to the BRZ’s popularity and marketability and the CTS-V was too long. This is a D1 drift car though, so unless you’re being paid by Scion to keep it, you’re probably going to need to drop the FA20 motor for something with a bit more power. Yoshiro went with a 7.0-liter Chevy LS7 engine swap with a Garrett GTX5008R turbo that makes 962-horsepower and 832 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 rpm.

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In addition to the V8 swap, the drift BRZ has a couple aesthetic improvements.  Yoshiro’s Falken BRZ drift car has a Rocket Bunny V2 body kit and KW coilovers sitting on Yoshihara Design Champion wheels.

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Source: Super Street

Is This The Perfect FR-S?

I can’t tell what it is about this Scion FR-S that makes it so appealing, but I can’t deny that I absolutely love it.

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With a Rocket Bunny widebody kit, KW coilovers, a Vortech supercharger, Nitto race tires and green accents that might have come from the PAAS color pallette, it’s definitely an impressive build, but it’s also nothing that hasn’t been seen before. Maybe it’s the way the wheels and tires perfectly fill the wheel wells without going overboard like so many “stanced” cars.

Maybe it’s just the really good paint job. My girlfriend once admitted to me that the only thing she finds appealing in a car is the shininess of the paint job, and since then I’ve noticed myself falling into the same trap. So a word to the wise: if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd of custom FR-Ss and BRZs, spend a little extra and get a good shiny paint job.

 

Source: Stancenation

Rocket Bunny FR-S Wallpapers – Stanced on BR Coilovers and Work Wheels

This super clean FR-S was shot by Canibeat at the Macon Madness car show.  This Georgian FR-S looks just peachy (yuck yuck yuck I’ll be here all week folks) rocking the always beautiful Rocket Bunny widebody kit.

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The perfect stance on the Rocket Bunny FR-S comes from a set of BC Racing BR Series Coilovers.

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Those gorgeous, classic looking wheels are 18 inch Work VS XX wheels 12 inches wide in the rear and 10.5 up front.

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Check out Canibeat‘s photoshoot of the Rocket Bunny FR-S for high res wallpapers of all these pics and more.

Amazing Videos Of An LS1 FR-S With Velocity Stacks Running

Warning: watching these videos of an LS1 FR-S with velocity stacks running may be not work safe: nobody in the office will get any work done for the rest of the day because you’ll have them on loop.

We’ve seen Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ engine swaps before, and V8 swaps, and even a Chevy LS2 powered BRZ, but this is the first video of a V8 FR-S to surface.

The Scion FR-S LS1 engine swap resides in Japan, but the motor was sourced from a C5 Corvette, according to Midnight Roulette. With individual throttle bodies, the engine should be much more powerful than the 350-hp the LS1 had in the stock Corvette. Individual throttle bodies, or velocity stacks, are the ultimate air intake upgrade and increase throttle response as well as horsepower, so when the throttle is cracked on this V8 FR-S, it cracks like a whip.

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The Chevy V8 FR-S also has a custom widebody kit that was developed with TRA-Kyoto, the company that builds the Rocket Bunny widebody kits for the FR-S and BRZ.  This widebody kit has a much more clean look than the racecar-style Rocket Bunny kit. Brand new Work Emotion D9R wheels finish the car’s gorgeous body.

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Images via Midnight Roulette.