The Scion FR-S recipe has been proven time and time again. Small, light, four-cylinder, affordable rear wheel drive sports cars have been the secret love of car guys since the 50s and 60s when Triumphs and Austins and Alfas were carving up the canyons over So Cal while the muscle car guys were bombing down the 1/4 mile a few hundred feet below. The FR-S, like the Miata, the 240SX and the AE86 Corolla before it, is hated by people who “know cars” for the lack of straight line power while it’s loved by people who know cars for everything else the car does. There’s one thing the FR-S has that the Miata and 240 don’t. Supermodel looks. The car absolutely has a presence on the road. Even people completely ignorant about cars will turn their heads while the FR-S and BRZ drive by. It’s like a $25k Porsche 911.
If the stock FR-S is a Porsche, the Speedelement FR-S is a Rauh-Welt. It takes the good looks of the FR-S and pushes them to the limit, wider and much more aggressive, while still keeping what was special about the original car. If Saruman were a tuner, this would be his Uruk-hai.
Speedelement built this FR-S as a kind of rolling magazine for their customers. Built all using off-the shelf parts that Speedelement carries, the Scion can be recreated identically or used as inspiration for your own build.
Like the whale tail spoiler but don’t want to go with the full Rocket Bunny body kit? No problem.
Maybe the carbon fiber hood strikes your fantasy but you can’t see paying for LED headlights and custom tails. Or maybe the cold air intake would be more appealing than the expensive Work wheels.
Not many people can afford the Bride racing seats with Takata harnesses inside, but the Vertex Wheel on the Works Bell hub looks pretty sick.
Here’s the full shopping list for the Speedelement FR-S according to Stance Nation (check out their full shoot of the car for more pictures and a full writeup of the mods):
Work Meister S1R 2 Piece in White
Front: 18×9.5 -15
Rear: 18×10.5 -40
Hankook V12 tires:
Project MU Front 4-Pistons X 4Pads BBK – 2-Piece 355mm X 32mm Rotor
Project MU Rear 2-Pistons BBK – 316mm X 20mm Rotor
Project MU NS400 Brake Pads
Project MU Teflon Brake Line
Project MU Racing Brake fluid
Airrex Air Suspension + Management
Cusco Front OS Strut Bar w/Brake Cylinder Stopper
Cusco Power Engine Brace
Cusco Rear Lateral Link
Cusco Rear Trailing Rod
Stance Rear Lower Control Arm
Perrin Front Sway Bar
Perrin Rear Sway Bar
Perrin Rear Endlink
Perrin Front Control Arm Brace
Rocket Bunny Ver1 Wide Body Kit
SpeedElement Rear Duct Bill Trunk ( in production )
Deevo Lighting HID Kit
Lexon Exclusive Smoke Tail lights
Beatsonic Roof Fin
Beatsonic Rear Roof Spoiler
Seibon TS-Style Carbon Fiber Hood
Avest Japan LED Side Mirror
Hella Twin Supertone Horn Kit
Bride Stradia II Japan Venus
Buddy Club Seat Rail
Takata 4 Point Harness
MXP Titanium Shift Knob
Vertex 10 Star 330mm Steering Wheel
Works Bell Steering Wheel Hub
NRG Quick Tilt System
Deevo Lighting LEDs Kit
Deevo Racing Hood Damper
HKS Oil Cap
Perrin Cold Air Intake
Perrin Inlet Hose
Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley
Perrin Oil Cooler Kit
Perrin Battery Tie Down
Perrin Oil Filter Cover
Perrin Radiator Hose Kit
PMU Reservoir Cover
MXP Unequal length Header
MXP SS Front Pipe
DC Sports CatBack Exhaust System
Whiteline Transmission Positive Shift Kit
Images via Stance Nation.