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2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

It's Official Scion's FR-S is SEMA's Hottest Car!

Super Street Staff
Apr 9, 2013 SHARE

We're fairly confident you've noticed the huge amount of attention the Scion FR-S (as well as its Subaru counterpart, the BRZ) received at this year's SEMA Show; we did, too. Found in nearly every nook and cranny of the aftermarket mecca was the car in various shades of color, with different stages of power-adders and even more aero/wheel options thought imaginable. It's no secret we're big fans of the FR-S (shameless plug: c'mon, props on our Garage FR-S build-it's pretty dope), so we set out to find our favorite builds.

Scion's FR-S Tuner Challenge

Not surprisingly, Scion's booth is where we found the premiere collection of FR-S's. Not only were the Tuner Challenge cars on display but highly-modified versions from several industry heavyweights, including Evasive Motorsports, Fatlace and Meguiar's, were out as well.

Chris Basselgia’s ‘Minty FReSh’ FR-S came out of the Tuner Challenge as the winner, sporting Air Lift bags, massive 19" Rotiform SNA wheels and a custom supercharger kit that uses an Eaton M62 roots blower. However it popped the most because of its BASF Fresh mint paint and Rmiller aero pieces.

Less flash doesn’t mean less brilliance by any means. RJ DeVera and Meguiar’s worked alongside Shoreline Motoring to produce the NuR Concept FR-S, yet another design from the mind of Jon Sibal. ChargeSpeed carbon fiber aero (lip spoiler, side skirts and rear bumper pieces) and customized head/taillights by Modified accentuate the Fly Yellow paint just right.

Sstp 1303 04 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+NuR concept FR S Photo 4/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death
Sstp 1303 06 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+stout racing FR S Photo 5/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

In 2013, the FR-S will be seeing serious race time in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS class with the Stout Racing FR-S. Headed by Robert Stout, this car is built to spec but also sports some really cool parts, like Vertex aero, body panels and roll cage, MoTeC engine management and a TRD supercharger kit, just to name a few.

Sstp 1303 05 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+stout racing FR S Photo 6/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death
Sstp 1303 08 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+john toca FR S Photo 7/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

This mocha-hued FR-S is the brainchild of John Toca, who used FiveAD aero to offset his Cor Cipher 3-piece wheels and color-matched KSport big brake calipers to Second place. It packs plenty of audio punch with a full Soundstream system, and has a nice power upgrade in the form of a Vortech V-3 H67 supercharger.

Sstp 1303 07 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+john toca FR S Photo 8/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death
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Last, but definitely not least is Daniel Song’s race/GT-inspired FR-S. He sought out the design skills of Jon Sibal to help kick this car into ‘highly aggressive’ territory, combining parts from MV Designs, APR and a full carbon wrap by Daley Visuals to really set the car off. The interior is all race, with a custom roll cage by Garage Life, and underneath the hood is a Vortech supercharger kit (popular at SEMA!). Rough, rugged and raw!

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FR-S Tuner Challenge winners (L-R): John Toca (Second), Chris Basselgia (First) and Daniel Song (Third).

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And here’s the sick trophy they were given along with prize money, handcrafted by Gary Castillo at DesignCraft!

Sstp 1303 12 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+FR S tuner challenge trophy Photo 12/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death
Sstp 1303 14 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+evasive motorsports FR S Photo 13/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

One of the most talked about cars at SEMA in general—not just because it was a FR-S and parked at the Scion booth—was Evasive’s fully customized race car. This isn’t a show car, though it looks fking marvelous, and is actually built to take on time attack and the infamous Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Form and function? You bet!

Sstp 1303 13 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+evasive motorsports FR S Photo 14/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

GReddy x Rocket Bunny Crew

Ok, so this body kit made it onto more than one FR-S and you either loved or hated on it. Judging by our fellow Rocket Bunny clan, we think we did a pretty awesome job representing the kit along with Mackin Industries (blue), Fatlace (red) and JDM Sport (Robert Kochis’, orange).

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And just a few more of the best...

Rotiform’s mega-dumped FR-S on air suspension (duh) with a custom matte wrap and Vortech supercharger.

Sstp 1303 19 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+rotiform FR S Photo 19/27   |   SSTP-130300-FRS-

KW FR-S with Rotora brakes and ADVAN RSII wheels.

Sstp 1303 22 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+KW FR S Photo 20/27   |   SSTP-130300-FRS-
Sstp 1303 21 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+N1 concepts FR S Photo 21/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

One car that probably went largely unnoticed perhaps because of a less than desirable location at the show (tucked way out in BFE) was N1 Concept’s radically customized FR-S. Perhaps right on the level rivaling that of Evasive’s, the body has plenty of custom body work and is currently being tested at tracks across California to see its potential. Grudge match anyone?

Sstp 1303 20 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+N1 concepts FR S Photo 22/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

Pioneer Electronics hosted the FiveAD FR-S, but the trick stuff isn’t just the aero or wheels—in fact, Pioneer’s latest audio offerings, including a space-age head unit, flush-mounted dash speakers and subs in the trunk rocked the show.

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Cusco’s FR-S caught exiting the building…

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Whiteline BRZ with SSR MS3 wheels.

Sstp 1303 24 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+whiteline BRZ Photo 25/27   |   2012 SEMA Show Scion FR-Ss - FR-S To Death

Can’t be at SEMA and not represent with your own kind: Vortech-equipped FR-S at the Vortech booth.

Sstp 1303 25 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+vortech FR S Photo 26/27   |   SSTP-130300-FRS-

Suuuuuuper low with custom barreled mesh wheels on Memoryfab’s FR-S—white hot!

Sstp 1303 26 o+2012 SEMA scion FR Ss+memoryfab FR S Photo 27/27   |   SSTP-130300-FRS-
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