A year after its launch, Toyota is already preparing a revamp for the FR-S . 
(Source: Road & Track)

A year after its launch, Toyota is already preparing a revamp for the FR-S . 

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The 2012 SEMA Show in full swing and the star of the show is undoubtedly the Scion FR-S.
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The 2012 SEMA Show in full swing and the star of the show is undoubtedly the Scion FR-S.

Get more SEMA coverage here.

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This wild rear wing could hint at a soaring performance model for the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S.
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This wild rear wing could hint at a soaring performance model for the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S.

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Hyundai, Mazda, and now Subaru (and Toyota) prevail against the odds to provide us with three genuine sports-car options at under $30,000.
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Hyundai, Mazda, and now Subaru (and Toyota) prevail against the odds to provide us with three genuine sports-car options at under $30,000.

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A great concept, beautifully executed: the new 2013 Subaru BRZ.
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A great concept, beautifully executed: the new 2013 Subaru BRZ.

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New Toyota 86 Badge. Shot at Fuji Speedway in Japan.
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New Toyota 86 Badge. Shot at Fuji Speedway in Japan.

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Scion iQ MR,  by Tatsunori Tsuchida of Tokyo Automotive Repair
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Scion iQ MR, by Tatsunori Tsuchida of Tokyo Automotive Repair

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Stage presence

Stage presence

Even though a large Supra-esque rear wing and a more aggressive chin spoiler and side skirts appeared on the Scion FR-S prototype in the latter stages of testing at the Nürburgring, the disguised production car still looks tame compared to the stunning FR-S concept by Five Axis.

Even though a large Supra-esque rear wing and a more aggressive chin spoiler and side skirts appeared on the Scion FR-S prototype in the latter stages of testing at the Nürburgring, the disguised production car still looks tame compared to the stunning FR-S concept by Five Axis.

The Scion FR-S prototype spotted near the Nürburgring has confirmed our suspicions—the production model will be more toned down in overall appearance.

The Scion FR-S prototype spotted near the Nürburgring has confirmed our suspicions—the production model will be more toned down in overall appearance.

The D4-S will mate to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission,  which sends power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. While the manual transmission would  be our choice, the automatic transmission cars will have shift paddles  on the steering wheel.

The D4-S will mate to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. While the manual transmission would be our choice, the automatic transmission cars will have shift paddles on the steering wheel.

Video of the 2012  FR-S Five Axis Concept

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The Scion FR-S Concept shown at New York was built by Five Axis, a  prominent show car and customization house in Southern California.
We doubt the 20-in. wheels,  massive 18-in. Carbon-ceramic disk brakes, and 4-piston calipers will make it into production.

The Scion FR-S Concept shown at New York was built by Five Axis, a prominent show car and customization house in Southern California.

We doubt the 20-in. wheels, massive 18-in. Carbon-ceramic disk brakes, and 4-piston calipers will make it into production.

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept
The flat-4 engine is up front, and is shared with Subaru. The engine,  dubbed D4-S, will sport two injectors per cylinder, just like on some  Lexus products. One will inject directly in the combustion chamber,  while the other will spray into the intake runner, above the valve, just  like in the pre-direct injection days.

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept

The flat-4 engine is up front, and is shared with Subaru. The engine, dubbed D4-S, will sport two injectors per cylinder, just like on some Lexus products. One will inject directly in the combustion chamber, while the other will spray into the intake runner, above the valve, just like in the pre-direct injection days.

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept
Formerly known as the FT-86, and then the FT-86 II, the car is now  called the FR-S—that stands for Front engine, Rear wheel drive, Sport.

2012 Scion FR-S Five Axis Concept

Formerly known as the FT-86, and then the FT-86 II, the car is now called the FR-S—that stands for Front engine, Rear wheel drive, Sport.